27 June 1997
EU to prosecute 10 nations over BSE eradication measures

The European Union (EU) is taking legal action against 10 countries for allegedly failing to implement measures to eradicate bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

France, Holland, Germany, Spain and Sweden are accused of breaching EU standards for heat treatment of animal waste. The standards came into force on April 1.

Portugal is said to have refused to answer requests for information and Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden, Finland and Italy are alleged to have failed to make sure animal fodder was free from bonemeal.

  • The Daily Telegraph 27/06/97 page 4
  • Financial Times 27/06/97 page 2