This latest edition of FoodNavigator's Brussels Bulletin covers the EU's accord with China to protect products which have a specific geographical origin. Elsewhere, the EU steps in to protect the saturated olive oil market and invests €240 for...
Over half (54%) of processed meat products in France fail to use origin labelling - a 'pitiful result' suggesting the government's call for voluntary action has not been heeded, says French consumer watchdog.
EU legislation designed to avoid consumers being mislead about the country of origin of ingredients contained in compound foods they purchase is likely to cause headaches for food manufacturers, according to a legal expert.
The European Commission overstated the cost of mandatory country of origin labelling and must extend it to include lightly processed dairy and meat products such as cheese and sausages, say MEPs in a draft resolution intended to pressure the Commission...
Mandatory labelling for dairy could push up production costs by nearly 50% and limit consumer freedom of choice - the current status quo is the most suitable option, say two Commission reports that have been welcomed by the food industry.
Industry should put less emphasis on the cost of relabelling and remember the cost of plummetting consumer confidence, according to a European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) campaign to extend mandatory meat origin labelling rules to processed products.
There is strong consumer support for mandatory origin labelling of meat as an ingredient – but few are willing to pay extra to cover the cost of providing this information, according to a new report from the European Commission.
A bid to change the law for country-of-origin labeling of meat is to be launched in the UK by the Conservative Party which, if successful, would affect processed foods containing as little as 10 per cent meat.
The UK's Food Standards Agency is asking for stakeholder feedback
on revised guidance on country of origin labelling for foods, which
is aimed at reducing misleading labels and improving consumer
Australia's food watchdog has abandoned its 'information on
request' approach to the country of origin labelling of food,
proposing instead a package of measures to provide consumers with