About: Horsemeat

Pauline Constant
Agrifood 03-09-2014

BEUC: Food labelling should include country of origin for meat

Consumer confidence in food is at low levels. Displaying origin information can boost transparency and help reverse the tide, says Pauline Constant.
Health 07-02-2014

Goyens: ‘The EU food system must urgently be strengthened’

On the one year anniversary of the horsemeat scandal, a similar food fraud scandal can easily happen in the EU as the financial penalties for fraud are small and because the Commission does not want mandatory origin labelling for meat in processed meals, says Monique Goyens.

Borg: Labelling isn’t the answer to the horsemeat scandal

The Commissioner for health and consumer affairs tells EURACTIV that the horsemeat scandal should be seen for what it is: a fraud rather than a flaw in the regulation. He favours introducing tougher penalties for such incidents, but believes food labelling should be kept as a separate issue.

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