What's New ? - 2022

What's New ? - 2022

France bans import of meat from animals on growth antibiotics

Source: Reuters 22 February, 2022

France adopted a decree banning imports of meat from animals treated with growth antibiotics - a practice prohibited in farming within the European Union since 2006 - in a move that would mainly affect the poultry market.
The French ban will be effective on April 22, giving professionals two months to obtain an assurance from their suppliers that meat does not come from flocks using growth antibiotics and to modify their supply chain if needed.
France imported about 45% of the chicken it consumed last year, including both EU and non-EU origins.
The EU mainly imports poultry from Brazil, Thailand and Ukraine.