Wednesday, September 21, 2011

EFSA chief warns EU vulnerable to food safety threats

The European Union (EU) Union européenneImage via WikipediaThe European Union (EU) is particularly susceptible to food safety threats, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) executive director Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle has warned.

“Europe is the biggest global trader in food products and the openness of the European market leaves us particularly vulnerable to food safety threats.”

A single food product could contain ingredients from across the world, many of which were produced to non-European standards.

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