EU Court of Justice states that mandatory origin labelling for food is allowed only if ‘justified’
05 Oct 2020
In a ruling on 1 October, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) stated that the EU harmonised framework for food labelling “does not preclude member states from adopting measures p...
Fakers, bakers and praline-makers fear bite of EU origin labels
21 Mar 2018
Following the Commission’s proposal for new legislation on so-called country of origin labelling, food companies fear that they will be forced to indicate the origin of the...
Food industry upset over obligatory labelling of origin of pasta and rice
30 Aug 2017
Italy’s decision to impose mandatory labelling on pasta and rice packaging has triggered protests from the food industry, which has called on the European Commission to cancel ...
Italian pasta labels test limits of EU law
30 Aug 2017
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 pas...
Vast majority of MEPs demand legislation on origin labelling
13 May 2016
EU politicians have upped pressure – once again – on the European Commission to bring in mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for lightly processed meat and dai...
Food safety MEPs call for country of origin labelling of meat in processed foods
21 Jan 2015
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 Healt...