"Meat Scandal": Publication of a Report of EU Commission on the functioning of the meat market

The 2007 Single Market Review called for a more evidence-based approach to policy making and better monitoring of markets. In this context, the Commission developed a methodology to help monitor markets from a consumer perspective in two phases: a screening and an analysis phase. 

This report presents the main conclusions of the study, while also providing information about certain on-going Commission activities relevant for consumers in the meat market. In particular, it touches upon issues which are problematic for consumers, and suggests solutions (including conclusions stemming directly from the study itself and those resulting from a broader reflection) that could help improve market conditions for consumers as well as support them in their decision making. The suggestions provided are in line with the Consumer Agenda and the Commission Staff Working Document on Knowledge Enhancing Aspects of Consumer Empowerment.