Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - EU - 2014

EU Council Meeting, 15-16 December 2014

LABELLING – Council Discussions on Country of Origin Labelling: Request for Commission to Publish Report

The following is an extract from the Agriculture and Fisheries held on the 15th and 16th December, 2014:

The Presidency invited the Commission to provide information to the Council about the reports on applicability and appropriateness of the mandatory indication of the country of origin or place of provenance for certain type of foods which the Commission was required to submit by 13 December 2014 (16825/14).

According to regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (food labelling), a possible mandatory requirement for the indication of the origin on the labelling of certain food products should be considered in a report to be submitted by the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the feasibility and analysis of the costs and benefits of such measures, including the legal impact on the internal market and the impact on international trade.

The Commission confirmed that those reports will be submitted at the beginning of next year.

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