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Michael Scannell

Director of Food and Veterinary Office

E.U.s Directorate General

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Background Information

Employment History

Deputy Commissioner

Food and Drug Administration


President

Rainforest Alliance Inc


Affiliations

U.S. Department of Agriculture Elisabeth Hagen

Under Secretary for Food Safety


Directorate D

Advisor


Mr David Byrne

Member


European Commission

Director of the Food and Veterinary Service


Web References(44 Total References)


www.pennsylvaniaequestrian.com

Michael Scannell, Director of Food and Veterinary Office at the EU, explained that the issue of horse meat presents several complications for EU inspectors.
"Any third party country wishing to export equine meat to the EU has to fulfill certain requirements. Horse meat isn't a particularly large category of animal products and you don't find many slaughterhouses that specialize in the species," he explained at a recent European Parliament Intergroup Meeting. Further, he said, "This particular commodity is complicated by the fact that it comes from horses which are dual use. Horses are not necessarily seen as food producing animals. Because horses enter the food chain after working as show or race horses, or pleasure or sport horses, they've had vastly different lives than animals that are raised specifically for their meat. And horses are routinely treated with medications and other substances that are not welcome in the food chain. Scannell says that the import of horse meat from third party countries (non EU member countries) is contingent on those countries' achieving EU benchmarks for animal health, food safety and requirements at point of import. Scannell pointed out that the World Trade Organization does not consider this particular issue relevant, but EU officials reject the idea that humane treatment of animals is not as important as the physical health of animals that wind up at the abattoirs.


www.chronofhorse.com

"In general, the worst contraventions we know are in relation to transport," Michael Scannell, director of the EU Commission Food and Veterinary Office, told ESPN.


cspinet.org [cached]

pSpeakers at the conference will feature high-level government officials, including Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Elisabeth Hagen, executive director of the European Food Safety Authority Catherine Geslain-Lanele, Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner for Foods Mike Taylor, and Michael Scannell, director of the Food Veterinary Office with the E.U.s Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs.


www.cspinet.org [cached]

pSpeakers at the conference will feature high-level government officials, including Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Elisabeth Hagen, executive director of the European Food Safety Authority Catherine Geslain-Lanele, Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner for Foods Mike Taylor, and Michael Scannell, director of the Food Veterinary Office with the E.U.s Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs.


www.cspinet.com [cached]

pSpeakers at the conference will feature high-level government officials, including Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Elisabeth Hagen, executive director of the European Food Safety Authority Catherine Geslain-Lanele, Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner for Foods Mike Taylor, and Michael Scannell, director of the Food Veterinary Office with the E.U.s Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs.


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