brussels - The countries of the European Union must assess the potential dangers in food in an equal manner. This was agreed by EU agriculture ministers in Brussels on Tuesday in order to prevent a new fipronil crisis from occurring. Risks are now often estimated differently.
After signs that the insecticide had been illegally used in chicken stables, the Netherlands and Belgium had the blame for late alarms last summer. Each country is now setting up a contact so information is exchanged informally.
Furthermore, warning systems are better matched. The measures should ensure that consumers get information faster, according to EU Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis (Health and Food Safety).
Minister Henk Kamp (Economic Affairs) is pleased with the agreements. 'Each country has its own risk assessment system. It is important that this is properly coordinated and coordinated. '