MAJOR EU OVERHAUL ON EU DRUG RESIDE RULES FOR FOODSTUFFS BACKED BY MINISTERS

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) Council of Ministers has approved an overhaul of EU rules designed to protect food consumers from eating excessive amounts of pharmacologically active substances that are present in foodstuffs as residues.
Existing EU laws contain a series of weaknesses and loopholes that the European Commission wants filled. Now, its quest has received the politically crucial support of EU ministers.
They approved the creation of safety net maximum residue limits covering any drug, which can find its way into food ...


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