NAK is concerned about EU food safety in relation to imported products

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 04. 17. 11:31

While the European Commission requires its own producers to comply with the strictest food safety standards in the world, it allows salmonella-infected Ukrainian chicken meat to enter without restrictions. The serious case that claimed a human life that became public recently also points to the need for a radical change in European agricultural policy – the National Chamber of Agrarian Economy (NAK) stated in its statement on Wednesday.

According to the chamber, it should be demanded that EU regulations also apply to imported products. Consumers do the best if they always choose Hungarian products.

Due to the trade benefits granted to Ukraine by the European Commission, not only farmers, but also consumers are exposed to direct danger. In recent months, NAK has repeatedly drawn attention to the fact that Ukrainian agricultural and food products arriving on the European Union market without inspection pose a serious risk not only from an economic point of view, but also from a food safety point of view, the chamber reminds.

Nevertheless, the European Commission recently extended the duty-free status of Ukrainian products again.
Unfortunately, the wrong decision had serious consequences. According to the information of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), chicken meat infected with salmonella bacteria was recently placed on the EU and British markets, which caused the death of one person in addition to dozens of illnesses.

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