food safety | SPS
BEUC has just published its position paper on the use of peroxyacetic acid rinses of poultry meat. This chemical wash is currently banned in the EU. However, pressure from the United States might reverse the trend.
When US farm lobbyists push for "sound science" as the basis for food supply trade rules, what they mean by this term is that they want Europe to eliminate all restrictions on imports of food from the US, and to adopt a US-style food supply regulatory regime, stripped of the precautionary principle.
Le président du principal syndicat agricole (FNSEA) avertit des dangers du traité de libre-échange transatlantique pour l’identité française.
Agribusiness on both sides is pushing to rollback regulations that hinder their profits at the expense of food safety, farmers and ranchers, consumers and animal welfare.
“With a new Indian government expected to put long-stalled EU free trade talks at the top of its agenda, the mango ban could not have come at a worse time as it risks souring discussions before they even get going,” Allie Renison of business lobby group the Institute of Directors wrote in the Daily Telegraph.
French political parties attack the threats to food safety from the proposed EU-US trade agreement.
Center for Food Safety report warns TTIP could undermine critical food safety and environmental regulations
The US-based Center for Food Safety today released a report examining the potential food and farming impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a week before EU trade negotiators arrive in Arlington, Virginia, for the fifth round of TTIP talks.
12-May-2014 Basta !
La zone de libre échange en cours de négociation entre l’Union européenne et les États-Unis risque de mettre à mal les normes environnementales et sanitaires européennes, et de permettre aux multinationales de porter plainte contre les États européens.
Disagreements over sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS) are delaying US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
28-Apr-2014 Global Meat News
In response to a US request, the European Food Safety Authority has given a thumbs up to peracetic acid washes for chicken carcasses, an area of concern for consumers in the TTIP talks.
The US poultry industry maintains that chemical solutions to prevent food poisoning, a major concern in the EU-EU FTA talk, are safe while the workers are getting sick.
Untangling the EU-US trade talks : What are the big concerns for food & farming? What might be the consequences for our food and farming? Friends of the Earth Europe and Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy hosted a discussion in Brussels on 13 March 2014.
18-Feb-2014 EU Observer
Who is really in charge of the European Union’s food safety policies? Over the past few weeks, two EU commissioners have been sounding markedly different notes about genetically modified (GM) crops.
Opening up Europe to the full onslaught of US agricultural products and systems is the main goal of the US in pushing for TTIP in the first place.
21-Jan-2014 International Business Times
The TTIP: How a new secret ’trade’ treaty could put the world’s biggest firms beyond government control
The US/EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is intended to set global trade rules, bypassing the World Trade Organisation which has up to now allowed developing countries to resist such an agreement.
21-Dec-2013 Thanh Nien News
American swine could make their way to the Vietnamese dining table via Chinese slaughterhouses, thanks to the TPP
La sécurité sanitaire des aliments dans l’accord de libre échange UE-États-Unis : une réflexion plus globale
Rien dans les propositions ne servira les intérêts des consommateurs ou du public. Il ne s’agit que d’aplanir les difficultés pour l’agro-industrie.
The transantlantic trade deal’s agenda for food safety if all about reducing hoops for agribusiness. Not only would this hurt Europeans, whose clearly higher standards would be dragged down, but it would affect many other countries’ food producers and consumers, since any deal reached between Washington and Brussels will set a new international benchmark.
10-Dec-2013 Terra Eco
Interview - Le Partenariat transatlantique de commerce et d’investissement en cours de négociation pourrait nuire aux règles européennes en termes de santé et d’environnement, s’alarme l’économiste Benjamin Coriat.
On the occasion the third round of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Heinrich Boell Foundation and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) invite you to join them for a webinar on the agreement’s potential impacts on agriculture in the US and EU.