Brazil Turns To WTO On EU Salmonella Poultry Dispute; WTO Reviews Other Issues



Joe Whitworth | Food Safety News

Brazil has again gone to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in a dispute with the European Union about controls of Salmonella in poultry meat.

The South American country has requested dispute consultations with the EU about measures on the import of salted poultry meat and turkey meat with pepper.

Brazil claims the EU’s approach to Salmonella food safety criteria on fresh poultry meat and some poultry meat preparations intended to be eaten cooked are inconsistent with WTO’s agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which creates “unjustified barriers” to trade.

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