The tests followed European Commission discussions and decisions over recent weeks in relation to products of animal origin from China and SE Asia.
The EC was concerned over controls on the use of veterinary medicines in China and unacceptable and illegal drug residues that had been found in foods from China and other south-east Asian countries.
Twenty-six poultry samples were taken, 21 were of Thai origin, three Brazilian, two Chilean. The 21 Thai and two Chilean samples tested negative for nitrofurans.
Two of the Brazilian sample tested negative however the third Brazilian sample did test positive for low levels of nitrofurans. This is being further Investigated and has been reported to the European Commission to determine whether there is a generic problem.
The Agency is to undertake further sampling of poultry products from Thailand. The results will be published together with any appropriate advice to consumers.