Commission Press Release (IP/02/1065), 16 July 2002
The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Ireland gave a detailled report on the situation in their respective country. They explained in detail the various traceability tracks they were investigating and the measures taken for each of them.
Member States and Commission reiterated again the need to take joint actions to protect public health. The approach taken over the past days was re-confirmed :
Member States ensured that all measures were taken to protect public health.