THE EUROPEAN Commission has proposed tougher EU rules for health controls on meat, dairy products and live bivalve molluscs, including science-based approaches to meat inspection and a continuous flow of information between farms and slaughterhouses. There would be monitoring programme of mollusc harvesting areas and bans on consumption of milk or is products where health standards have been broken.

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