|Series Title||European Voice|
|Series Details||Vol.7, No.43, 22.11.01, p1|
COUNTRIES that persistently break food safety laws could face stiff financial sanctions under proposals being drawn up by food safety chief David Byrne.
He said he would consider export bans, trade restrictions and cuts in EU agricultural funding for countries failing to meet Community standards.
"Member states need to ensure surveillance and control of [food and animal feed producers] at national level," said Byrne, speaking ahead of a European Voice conference on food safety taking place in Brussels today (22 November).
A draft regulation on food and feed controls to be tabled early next year would give the Commission powers to take "safeguard" measures against offending states, he said, or "even go as far as to ban all relevant exports and internal EU trade transactions from that country".
Countries that persistently break food safety laws could face stiff financial sanctions under proposals being drawn up by the Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, David Byrne.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry|