Due to the Covid-19 situation, the Dutch Inspection Service NAK was struggling to source the vast amount of laboratory materials needed for post-harvest control of seed potatoes from its usual suppliers, which resulted in the message which was communicated last week. Fortunately, a last minute shipment from an alternative source arrived on Thursday July 9th to successfully undergo quality inspection at NAK laboratory. This means that Dutch seed potatoes can undergo the usual rigid laboratory analyses to secure the high quality of Dutch seed potatoes. We are grateful to our supplier for making these materials available, to the benefit of the customers of the growers and suppliers of Dutch quality seed potatoes.
Dr Eric Casteleijn
(Dutch Inspection Service NAK)