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Friday, January 23, 2015
Processed Meats Require COOL, Say EU Ministers
EU - 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 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
How Can EU Food be Produced to Higher Welfare Standards?
ANALYSIS - A five-year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products from animals to be from higher welfare regimes across Europe....
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
EU Council Addresses Organic Production, Meat Labelling
EU - Yesterday's meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council included discussions on harmonising and simplifing rules on organic farming, divergent views of country-of-origin labelling of meat and the sustainable management of sand-eel, blue whiting...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Europeans Support Ag Policy Aims, Traceability of Meat
EU - The latest survey from Eurobarometer reveals broad support among Europeans for new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and a small majority are willing to pay slightly more to have product origin information shown on milk and meat labels....
Friday, February 07, 2014
MEPs Call for Tighter Country of Origin Labelling for Poultry
EU - A European Commission proposal that would allow pork to be labelled as 'reared' in an EU country even if the pig had spent only four months there was rejected by Parliament on 6 February....
Monday, February 03, 2014
MEP Urges Complete Country-of-Origin Labelling for Pork, Chicken
EU - A UK Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has demanded that all meat should have full country of origin labelling, adding pork and chicken to the existing coverage for beef....
Monday, January 20, 2014
European Parliament Urges Crackdown on Food Fraud
EU - Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called on EU countries to fix penalties for food fraud at at least twice the economic gain the fraudster gets from the crime....
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
New Rules to Set up Clearer Origin Labelling Gains Support
EU - New EU rules introducing origin or provenance labelling rules for fresh, chilled and frozen meat of pork, sheep, goat and poultry gained support from a qualified majority of Member States in the Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Commission to Investigate Feasibility of Special Labelling Scheme
EU - Around 15 per cent of farms sell more than half of their produce locally, according to a report published last week by the European Commission's agriculture department....
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Call for Ban on Food from Cloned Animals
EU - At their weekly meeting on Wednesday, 27 November, Eurogroup for Animals urged all members of the European Commission to stand firm and prevent the sale and import of food from cloned animals respecting the wishes of Europe’s citizens and to introduce...
Monday, October 14, 2013
Commission Suggests Exclusion of 'Country of Origin' in COOL
EU - The proposal of a scheme for country of origin labelling that will not include country of origin appears to be the European Commission's solution to labelling demands from politicians and consumers....
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
EU Considers Meat Labelling Relating to Stunning Method
EU - At the latest meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 15 July, the Dutch delegation proposed that meat from animals slaughtered without stunning should be labelled in future. ...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Farmers Association Welcomes EC Proposals on Safer Food Chain
EU – Pan-european farmers' association, Copa-Cogeca, and key stakeholders have responded to new EU Commission package on healthier animals and plants for a safer food chain....
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Does Having Protected Geographical Status Boost Product Values?
ANALYSIS - Having protected geographical indication status for food and drink products in the EU can more than double the prices obtained on the open market, writes Chris Harris....
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Will Retailers Be Responsible for New EU Meat and Food Labelling Laws?
ANALYSIS - The complexities of food labelling regulations for European food producers and those exporting to the European Union are about to become a whole lot more complex, writes Chris Harris....
Friday, March 01, 2013
EC Decides on New Protein Strategy; Call for Report on Meat Labelling
EU - At the 3225th Council meeting held on 25 and 26 February, ministers were briefed on mislabelling of beef products and a new European protein strategy....
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Auditors Organic Report - A Model for EU Regulation?
ANALYSIS - The European Commission is to tighten up on controls on marketing of organic foods across the EU to ensure a fair and even handed approach, writes Chris Harris. ...
Friday, April 13, 2012
EU Draws up Animal Cloning Options
EU - The EU has begun a process to draw up new rules to govern the cloning of farm animals....
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Organic Food Label Deadline Approaching
EU - Organic food producers and processors must adhere to new labeling rules before the full implementation of EU legislation. ...
Friday, September 30, 2011
Council Helps Consumers Make Healthier Choices
EU - The Council approved a compromise text on 29 September, which aimed at ensuring that food labels carry essential information in a clear and legible way (43/11 + 13135/11 ADD 1 REV 1), following a second-reading agreement with the European Parliament....
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Food Labels to be Clearer for Consumers
EU - Food shoppers will be able to make better informed, healthier choices as the result of new EU food labelling rules approved by MEPs on Wednesday, according to the European Parliament....
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Committee Sets out Clearer Labelling Rules
EU - Food labels should include mandatory nutritional information, inter alia on artificial trans fats and the country of provenance, said Environment Committee MEPs on Tuesday (20 April). ...
Monday, April 18, 2011
MEPs: EU Countries Should be Able to Ban GMOs
EU - MEPs from the Environment Committee voted to allow EU countries to ban or restrict the use of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) on environmental grounds, giving them better legal protection in the event of challenges from trading partners opposed...
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Country-of-Origin Debate Back on EU Agenda
EU - The debate surrounding country of origin labelling on meat and meat products is back on the agenda, accompanied by renewed lobbying from the NFU's Brussels office. ...
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Council Takes Next Step on Food Labelling Rules
EU - The proposed regulation on nutritional labelling of foods received Council approval yesterday, 21 February. Country of origin labelling (COOL) is to be included if 'the failure to do so would mislead consumers'. ...
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