European Union - Ministers reached political agreement on a draft regulation on food information to consumers

This new piece of legislation is aimed to ensure that food labels carry essential information in a clear and legible way, enabling herewith consumers to make informed and balanced dietary choices.
Thursday 9 December 2010 (7 years 4 months 17 days ago)
This new piece of legislation is aimed to ensure that food labels carry essential information in a clear and legible way, enabling herewith consumers to make informed and balanced dietary choices.

One of the key elements agreed by the Council is the mandatory nature of the nutrition declaration: the labelling of the energy value and the quantities of some nutrients (fat, saturates, carbohydrates, protein, sugars and salt) should become compulsory.


The Council also agreed that the labelling of the country of origin should, as currently, be compulsory if a failure to do so would mislead the consumers. Moreover, compulsory labelling of
the country of origin would be requested for several types of meat (pork, lamb, and poultry), subject to implementing rules.1 In addition, the Commission should submit within three years after the entry into force of the new regulation a report examining the possible extension of the compulsory labelling of the country of origin to further products (milk, milk used as an ingredient, meat used as an ingredient, unprocessed foods, single-ingredient products, ingredients that represent more than 50% of a food).

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/ueDocs/cms_Data/docs/pressData/en/lsa/118254.pdf

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