Food Law News - EU - 1996

18 June 1996: EGG SIZE GRADES - Amending Regulation Withdrawn

MAFF Letter 18 June 1996

Egg Size Grades

A further letter from MAFF now indicates that the proposed amendments described previously have been withdrawn by the Commission. This is because the proposed use of the term JUMBO (for eggs of 73g and more) would create a legal problem in Germany where the term 'Jumbo' has apparently been registered as a trade mark.

The proposal will therefore be represented at the next Management Committee with an alternative term denoting the largest eggs. At the moment MAFF indicate that the Commission seem to prefer 'Very Large' which is easily translated into each of the Member State languages and cannot be confused with any quality indication as suggested by the terms 'extra' or 'super'.

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