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MEPs call for country of origin labelling of meat in processed foods

11/02/2015

Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case with bovine fresh meat, said MEPs on Wednesday. They call on the European Commission, which published a report on the issue in late 2013, to come up with legislative proposals in order to rebuild consumer confidence in the wake of the horsemeat scandal and other food fraud cases.

Recent food fraud cases have made consumers suspicious. A growing number want to know from which country meat in processed food comes.© BELGAIMAGE/EASYFOTOSTOCK/Zoonar_V.Gudovskiy
Recent food fraud cases have made consumers suspicious. A growing number want to know from which country meat in processed food comes.© BELGAIMAGE/EASYFOTOSTOCK/Zoonar_V.Gudovskiy
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