Argument: EU enlargement helps spread health and food standards

Issue Report: European Union Expansion


“EU expansion rooted in food safety”. Food Quality 11 Mar. 2008 – In light of European enlargement next month that brings the borders of ten new Member States into the fold, the rules on food and feed backed yesterday by MEP’s are rooted in food safety, and in the need to ensure tight cross-border controls.

Welcoming the vote in Parliament, the dynamo behind a raft of food safety rules in Europe, Commissioner David Byrne said : “This regulation will significantly improve our ability to manage the food and feed chain, making it possible to provide ever safer food for Europe’s consumers, and to verify compliance with animal health and animal welfare rules.”