LABELLING REGULATION

BY MONICA DOBIE
THE EUROPEAN Commission has formally adopted a regulation that will force the aquaculture industry to label their fish and fish products as being farmed or cultivated in a bid to better inform consumers and help officials police the Common Fisheries Policy.

These new rules, which are bound to prove unpopular in the industry, will be introduced on January 1, 2002, when all fish products on sale at retailers will have to be labelled with the following information:

*Whether a fish product is "farmed," "cultivated," or caught wild ...


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