Commission Midday Express, 2 March 2012
The European Commission has launched a call for tenders for a study on mandatory origin labelling for pig, poultry and sheep and goat meat.
Under the new EU rules on the provision of food information to consumers, the indication of country of origin or place of provenance for unprocessed meat of pigs, poultry, sheep and goats will become mandatory from 2014. DG AGRI is therefore commissioning a study is to examine and compare different options for implementing the provisions on origin labelling for unprocessed meat products in these sectors. The study will analyse the feasibility of the different options, and the potential impact on meat producers, the supply chain and trade. The study will also examine consumer perception and attitudes concerning origin labelling of meat products.
The deadline for submitting offers is 16 April 2012.