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Parliamentary questions
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1 August 2018
E-004219-18
Question for written answer E-004219-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Lynn Boylan (GUE/NGL)

 Subject:  Compulsory labelling for duck and goose meat
 Answer in writing 

In my Question E-002601/2018 I asked the Commission to give its view on the introduction of compulsory labelling for all duck and goose meat in order to allow consumers to know whether the meat they are sold is from a force-fed animal.

Commissioner Hogan replied that ‘the Commission is currently in the process of undertaking an external evaluation of European Union marketing standards’, including those for foie gras.

At the link provided by the Commission it is unclear whether the topic of my question will be analysed at all in this evaluation. In any case, my question on the Commission’s view remains unanswered.

— Does the Commission have a view on the introduction of compulsory labelling for all duck and goose meat in order to allow consumers to know whether the meat they are sold is from a force-fed animal?

— If its view will be shaped by the outcome of the external evaluation, can the Commission ensure that this proposal will be adequately analysed?

— If so, can the Commission say how it will ensure that the contractors will analyse this specific proposal, rather than simply allowing opinions on potentially countless topics to be expressed in the public consultation?

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