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 providing for additional mandatory particulars regarding the origin or provenance.” However the ECJ added that those national measures need to be justified on one or several […]
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 their primary ingredient on packaging. Read the full article on Politico here.
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 the measure. Read the full article on EurActiv here.
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 […]
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 dairy products in a vote yesterday. Read more here.
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 […]