Food Law News - EU - 2003

EP Daily News, 2 July 2003

LABELLING - Labelling of ingredients to be tightened up - European Parliament debate

Report on the Council common position for adopting a European Parliament and Council directive amending Directive 2000/13/EC as regards indication of the ingredients present in foodstuffs

Parliament adopted a legislative resolution on indicating the ingredients in food, thus broadly approving the Council's common position, which had incorporated many of the changes demanded by Parliament at first reading. However, Parliament adopted a few amendments as follows:

The aim of the proposed legislation is to amend the recent Labelling Directive, relating to the current possibility of not indicating the components of compound ingredients which form less than 25% of the final product.

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