Labelling


Italian pasta labels test limits of EU law

A dispute over pasta is set to shape the future of the EU’s single market. Unsurprisingly for a battle over spaghetti, it was Italy that fired the first shot. Rome last week passed two laws demanding that all food producers label packs of pasta and rice to indicate what country the ingredients come from. Read the full […]


Food safety MEPs call for country of origin labelling of meat in processed foods

Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case for bovine fresh meat, said Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee MEPs on 21 January 2015. They call on the European Commission, which published a report on the issue in late […]


Agriculture Commissioner promises GMO labelling, despite TTIP

If a product contains genetically modified corn, it will still be labelled as such in the future, assured EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, seeking to dispel fears that consumer protection standards could suffer under planned trade agreements with the US and Canada. EurActiv Germany reports. Read the full article here.


New EU labelling information for consumers: good or bad news?

Several new labelling rules are included in the EU Regulation on Food Information to consumers and are made mandatory as of 13 December 2014. SAFE welcomes the new labelling information for consumers, but unfortunately those new rules will not provide all the information which EU citizens need to receive before buying food products. So, is it […]