Semi-prepared meat products falling short of European safety standards

According to the InfoCons consumer association, many semi-prepared meat products do not correspond to their labelling. To be more precise, 40% of these products fall short of both national and European food quality and safety standards.

Indeed, the laboratory findings of the National Veterinary Health and Food Safety Authority revealed significant disparities with the information given on the labels. As a result, the right of consumers to accurate information concerning food content is being infringed and their health put at risk. Aside from the fact that many semi-prepared meat products are in any case unhealthy owing to their high additives content, the above findings reveal that they are even more harmful than indicated on their labels.

In view of this, what measures must be taken at European level to uphold high food safety standards with regard to semi-finished meat products?