05 March 1998
Consumers campaign for food-monitoring lists rejected
CONSUMER organisations have failed to win backing for the establishment of a international database to monitor rejected food.
Consumers International, an umbrella body for 225 consumer organisations, wants to prevent unfit food being dumped on third countries.
But their failure to win support for an international database, a meeting of the Codex Alimentarius global food standards body in Melbourne, Australia, has been viewed as a major setback.
Nevertheless, consumer groups have pledged to continue their campaign to secure the database.
- Financial Times 05/03/98 page 4