The European Commission will restrict the exports of several food products made in Romania and Bulgaria, a resolution of the European executive institution announced, as quoted by Bulgaria will have considerable less restraints.

The animal-origin products produced before January 1st, 2007, can not be exported by any of the two countries, unless they fulfill all the EU food quality standards. The products can still be sold on local markets until the end of 2007.

The rest of the restrictions only refer to Romania: 387 companies producing milk (and by-products), meat and fish can not export any of their products until the end of 2009, because they failed to meet the food safety standards.

More than half of the Romanian milk products facilities will be prevented from exporting their products until June 2008.

The European Commission will offer an 11.5 million euros aid for the two countries in order to support the fight against animal diseases.