THE EUROPEAN Commission has proposed revised European Union-wide rules for health controls on meat, dairy products and molluscs as part of a new package of hygiene measures that are designed to step up food safety. These would insist upon a scientific approach to meat inspection, which Brussels said would protect consumers from hazards linked to the consumption of meat. The new regulations, said health and consumer affairs Commissioner David Byrne, would bring the "farm to fork" concept into the meat inspection system. In particular, there ...

Full access to this article can be arranged with permission from the client that first ordered it. Please contact us to request access. Entries are uploaded to our archive at least one year after being published by a client – free access is restricted to International News Services journalists for background research only. The article date indicates when copy was filed to a client, not when posted to this archive. Upon client requests, International News Services will remove such articles from the archive or not upload them in the first place. They are included to demonstrate the breadth of topics undertaken by the agency and also to help promote clients’ coverage.