EU food and animal feed controls under scrutiny as food health scares persist

March 12, 2004, just-food.com/Keith Nuthall: Europe prepares to take the next step in hopefully eliminating some of the food health woes the region has suffered in the past. The European Parliament has approved in principle a proposed regulation tightening and harmonizing European Union (EU) food and animal feed controls.

Giving a first reading to this key part of the EU’s response to recent food health scares, MEPs also passed a number of amendments, which will now be considered by the EU Council of Ministers.

One measure insists that national governments erect “effective, proportionate and dissuasive” sanctions to breaches of these controls while, another deals with transparency, saying that relevant information held by the food and feed authorities must be publicized as soon as possible, except data “covered by professional secrecy”.




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