Food Law News - EU - 1999
15 December 1999: GM FOODS - GM food labelling rules - call for re-think
European Parliament The Week : 15 December 1999
GM food labelling rules - call for re-think
Parliament adopted a resolution which calls on the Commission to come up with a new strategy and new proposals to deal with GM food labelling. MEPs want a coherent labelling policy to give consumers a clear choice and the option to buy GM-free food. MEPs want the Commission to incorporate a strictly time-limited review clause in the new regulation so that the 1% leeway on GM content can be reviewed in 12 months in the light of new scientific evidence. The legislation should be accompanied by a list of products which do not contain substances generated through DNA or GM techniques. MEPs also want the Commission to come up with proposals for GM labelling in animal feed and clarification of the regulation relating to pre-packed products.
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