Note on Food labelling for the EP Information Offices (EPIOs)

15-07-2010

In June 2009 a new European Parliament has been elected for a five year term, which will run from 2009 to 2014. This note, commissioned by the European Parliament DG for Communication, has been produced based on the 'Welcome Package' for newly elected MEPs in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (June 2009). The note deals with food labelling current situation, challenges and priorities for the forthcoming legislation. It also assesses food labelling in the context of the implementation process in certain Member States. Moreover, a map with upcoming legislative deadlines on food labelling is set out in chapter 5. The final chapter outlines the main studies and publications related to food labelling discussed in the European Parliament during the previous mandate 2004-2009.

In June 2009 a new European Parliament has been elected for a five year term, which will run from 2009 to 2014. This note, commissioned by the European Parliament DG for Communication, has been produced based on the 'Welcome Package' for newly elected MEPs in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (June 2009). The note deals with food labelling current situation, challenges and priorities for the forthcoming legislation. It also assesses food labelling in the context of the implementation process in certain Member States. Moreover, a map with upcoming legislative deadlines on food labelling is set out in chapter 5. The final chapter outlines the main studies and publications related to food labelling discussed in the European Parliament during the previous mandate 2004-2009.