EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT FOOD LABELLING SPOKESMAN SLAMS COMMISSION’S REFORM PLANS

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE FAILURE of the European Commission to propose a harmonised European Union (EU) scheme for food labelling has been attacked by the European Parliament's spokeswomen on the issue. Writing for her institution's Parliament Magazine, German Christian Democrat MEP Renate Sommer said proposed new food labelling legislation should not allow EU member states to insist upon additional information on food packaging sold in their countries. She said: "The proposal risks confronting manufacturers and retailers with 27 additional ...


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