EU ‘to blame’ on horsemeat
9:22am Thursday 21st February 2013 in News
THE European Union has made it easier for horsemeat to enter the food chain in Britain, Bolton Euro MP Paul Nuttall has claimed.
Speaking at the EU environment committee in Brussels, Mr Nuttall — UKIP deputy leader and North West MEP — said the European Union was “primarily to blame” because it has the competences for food labelling and safety.He said: “Food safety is an EU competence. “Prior to this in the UK we had some of the most stringent meat hygiene standards, primarily because of the BSE crisis in the 1990s. What the EU has done has shifted responsibility for food safety on to the producers rather than government agencies.”
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