EU call on red meat promotion is ‘not scientifically based’

The President of the ICSA, Dermot Kelleher, has responded angrily to indications that the EU was to prevent a promotional campaign for red meat products from being released.

This interference would be a “wilful misrepresentation of the actual research” he complained, and should be recognised as such.

“The EU seems to be blaming red meat consumption for increased cancer risk,” he said, “whereas, the International Agency for Research on Cancer report on behalf of the World Health Organisation only found a marginal increased risk in the case of processed meats. It could not find sound evidence regarding unprocessed red meats,” he added.