The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is to start a precautionary testing programme for nitrofurans in shrimps and prawns from Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand, and poultry meat from Thailand. This action follows European Commission discussions and decisions over recent weeks in relation to products of animal original from China and SE Asia. The concern relates to the controls on the use of veterinary medicines in China and unacceptable and illegal drug residues that have been found in foods from China and other SE Asian countries.