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EU Regulator Discusses New Labeling Regulations in Response to Horse Meat Scandals

European Union Health and Consumer-Policy Commissioner Tonio Borg has announced that he considers the recent horse meat scandals to be a “food fraud” rather than a food safety issue, and will recommend new labeling requirements to EU members states, along with tougher penalties for meat labeling violations. More information is available online, though details of his proposal have not yet surfaced. USMEF will monitor this issue for any impact on beef or pork products exported to the EU, and provide more information as it becomes available.