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Parliamentary questions
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9 August 2018
Answer given by Mr Hogan on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-003382/2018

1. Quail’s eggs do not fall within the scope of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products(1). Irrespective of whether there is a need for marketing standards for quail’s eggs, the Commission is therefore not empowered to legislate on that matter.

However, in accordance with Article 7(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on food information to consumers(2), food information shall not be misleading, among others, as to the method of production of the food. Moreover, according to Article 39(1) of the same Regulation, in addition to the mandatory particulars referred to in Article 9(1) and in Article 10, Member States may, in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 45, adopt measures requiring additional mandatory particulars for specific types or categories of foods, justified on grounds of at least one of the following: (a) the protection of public health; (b) the protection of consumers; (c) the prevention of fraud; (d) the protection of industrial and commercial property rights, indications of provenance, registered designations of origin and the prevention of unfair competition.

2. As quail eggs are not subject of the Commission’s regular market monitoring the Commission does not have official data on the size of the European market for quail’s eggs.

(1)Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007, (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 671).
(2)Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, amending Regulations (EC) No 1924/2006 and (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Commission Directive 87/250/EEC, Council Directive 90/496/EEC, Commission Directive 1999/10/EC, Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, Commission Directives 2002/67/EC and 2008/5/EC and Commission Regulation (EC) No 608/2004, (OJ L 304, 22.11.2011, p. 18).

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