Go back to the Europarl portal

Choisissez la langue de votre document :

  • bg - български
  • es - español
  • cs - čeština
  • da - dansk
  • de - Deutsch
  • et - eesti keel
  • el - ελληνικά
  • en - English (Selected)
  • fr - français
  • ga - Gaeilge
  • hr - hrvatski
  • it - italiano
  • lv - latviešu valoda
  • lt - lietuvių kalba
  • hu - magyar
  • mt - Malti
  • nl - Nederlands
  • pl - polski
  • pt - português
  • ro - română
  • sk - slovenčina
  • sl - slovenščina
  • fi - suomi
  • sv - svenska
Parliamentary questions
PDF 51kWORD 18k
10 September 2019
E-002705-19
Question for written answer E-002705-19
to the Commission
Rule 138
Eric Andrieu (S&D)

 Subject:  Scandal of water-injected chicken sold to charities
 Answer in writing 

First it was the food scandal of hamburgers without meat; now it is the turn of chicken. Charities in France (Banques alimentaires (food banks), Restos du cœur, the Red Cross and Secours populaire) have been given nearly 360 tonnes of poultry which is full of water. The product in question is chicken cutlets marketed by a Danish company, which have been distributed since mid-2018 under the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) and which have a higher water content than the permitted European standard. Yet they are considered to be ‘perfectly distributable and edible’.

Is the Commission able to ascertain whether the Member States are correctly applying European laws? Are these laws adequate at the current time?

What specific action will the Commission take to ensure that Europe’s consumers are protected?

How will it strengthen checks on foodstuffs provided for food aid?

Original language of question: FR 
Last updated: 25 September 2019Legal notice - Privacy policy