Another two products are to be removed from the list of Chinese imports that are banned from the European Union (EU) because of concern about the misuse of antibiotics.

The EU Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health has approved the health status of Chinese crayfish and surimi. Extra checks will still be made however with 20% of consignments being examined.

The decision still leaves a range of EU bans on Chinese food in place, however, notably on poultry and rabbit meat, honey and certain other fishery products. The restrictions were imposed in March after the detection of the controlled antibiotic chloramphenicol in foodstuffs.