Game Is Up For Brazilian Beef

UK - Ulster Farmers’ Union President Kenneth Sharkey says the pressure for a ban on Brazilian beef has reached new levels in Europe.
calendar icon 17 December 2007
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"EU Commissioners have now met to discuss the situation and I believe the game is up for Brazilian beef imports."
Kenneth Sharkey

Kenneth raised the Brazilian beef issue with EU Commissioner Mariann Fischer-Boel in Strasbourg this week. He urged the Commissioner to use her influence to secure a ban on Brazilian beef imports.

Kenneth said; “We urged the Commissioner to protect the credibility of the EU Commission by taking strong action against Brazilian beef imports, which clearly are not meeting the standards required of European beef producers. We can’t tolerate double standards and neither should the EU Commission. EU Commissioners have now met to discuss the situation and I believe the game is up for Brazilian beef imports. Europe insists that our producers comply with the highest standards of traceability and record keeping and these standards can not be compromised when it comes to imports”.

Kenneth Sharkey added; “I hope that the discussions that are now taking place in Europe at the highest level will lead to a ban on Brazilian beef as quickly as possible. The Commissions Veterinary Office inspections have highlighted unacceptable shortcomings in the Brazilian industry”.

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