Stricter EU labelling on meat products comes into force
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CTA. 2003. Stricter EU labelling on meat products comes into force. Agritrade, August 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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New and stricter EU rules on the labelling of meat products came into force on...
New and stricter EU rules on the labelling of meat products came into force on July 1st 2003. The new definitions allow consumers to see clearly whether they are eating muscle-meat, fat or offal. The directive covers such products as sausages, paté, cooked meats, prepared dishes and canned meat. It will distinguish between pig meat and beef meat. The new definition of meat to be used excludes 'mechanically extracted meat', which was a major cause of concern during the BSE crisis. Comment: While these requirements arise primarily from problems faced under intense European farming practices, they will apply equally to ACP meat-product exports to the EU.