EU: MEP's back plan to ban hormones in meat production
The European Parliament has approved moves by the European Commission to ban the use of six growth hormones in the EU meat and poultry production industry, because of concerns that they may harm consumers. The Commission wants to ban oestradiol 17 beta, testosterone, progesterone, trenbolone acetate, zeranol and melengestrol acetate. The proposal has been backed by the parliament's environment committee, which backed a report saying that the hormones "could have endocrine-disrupting, developmental, immunological, neurobiological, genotoxic and carcinogenic effects." The report also stressed that there were animal welfare grounds with the hormones, which are in use in the USA.
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-food gives you the widest food market coverage.
Paid just-food members have unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 17 years of archives.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Dean Best, editor of just-food
- 2017: three major drivers of M&A strategy
- Comment: Premier has more to ponder than Brexit
- The food market in 2017 - consumer trends and M&A
- Trump seen as negative for global food trade
- Analysis: B&G Foods balancing growth and decline
- Premier Foods issues profit warning
- Nestle mum on Mead Johnson takeover talk
- Mondelez sells Vegemite to Bega
- Kellogg to slash 250 jobs
- Lindt sees FY sales acceleration on Europe growth