REFORMS to European Union law that would force all Member States to adopt programmes to fight the food poisoning and food-born diseases will be made tougher still, if amendments proposed by a key European Parliament committee become law.

In particular, MEP's voted to change the proposed EU regulation on the control of salmonella and food-borne diseases, so that it would ban the use across the EU of antibiotics in animals for promoting growth or as a precaution against disease.

The parliament's environment committee said it was ...

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