mardi, 11 août 2020

Discriminatory amendment : opinion of Professor Regenstein

(cliquez ici pour la traduction en français )

An amendment was adopted on 16 June 2010 by the plenary session of the first European Parliament "Amendment 205 of the New Regulation on Consumer Information," requiring that all meat from animals that were slaughtered without stunning should be labeled.

Thus, the new label, supposedly to benefit animal welfare, requires sellers to indicate how the animal was killed, but only in the case of Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter or other traditional slaughters without stunning. Indeed, no labeling is planned in the case other methods are used such as slaughtering by captive bolt, electronarcosis (applying electric shocks to animals) or the gassing of animals by dioxide carbon, each of which also represents information that consumers might expect to want to know. The President of the Shechita Board of the UK [1] reacted the same day holding this as a discriminatory amendment as only the meat for religious slaughter was singled out, and not other types of slaughter [2].

Professor Regenstein of Cornell University in turn gives his views on the proposed regulations on labeling for meat only after the Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter.

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Labeling (Pr Joe M Regenstein)

[1] Shechita UK, after participating in the project DIALREL, have officially complained to the President of the DGSANCO on the methods used by the membres of the project - see .

[2] This amendment discriminatees and is an ill-conceived attack on Kosher food. , Shechita UK, 16062010 –see

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