ICSA furious at EU Brazilian decision

ICSA President Malcolm Thompson said he was stunned and disgusted at the EU’s decision to allow beef imports back into Europe from 106 Brazilian farms, a mere few weeks after banning the beef completely. ‘ICSA has always maintained that nothing short of a full ban would ever be acceptable, and we have proven that the Brazilians cannot be trusted. It is inconceivable that the Brazilians should be taken at their word, without FVO inspections, given their history of unreliability.’ Meanwhile ICSA, in conjunction with other farm organisations, has lodged a complaint with the EU ombudsman, questioning the EU commission’s duty of care towards EU consumers.