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<TitreRecueil>pursuant to Rule 143 of the Rules of Procedure</TitreRecueil>

<Titre>on setting ambitious labelling standards to provide information to consumers</Titre>

<Depute>Emmanuel Maurel</Depute>


Motion for a European Parliament resolution on setting ambitious labelling standards to provide information to consumers

The European Parliament,

 having regard to Article 169 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

 having regard to the proposal for a regulation on general product safety, adopted by the Commission on 30 June 2021,

 having regard to Rule 143 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas regarding the labelling of highly perishable foodstuffs, Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 should be revised;

B. whereas the right to information is essential to inform consumer choices;

1. Considers that the criterion set out in Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 and recalled by the Court of Justice of the European Union in its judgment of 1 October 2020[1] of a ‘proven link between certain qualities of the food and its origin or provenance’ does not uphold consumers’ right to information;

2. Considers that consumers have the right to know a product’s place of origin regardless of the impact of that place of origin on its properties;

3. Considers that the EU must reform food product labelling and regulate non-food product labelling;

4. Calls for universal compulsory indication of the country of origin of food products which includes the ingredients of processed products;

5. Calls for the introduction of a labelling requirement for non-food products including a clear indication of the place of manufacture of the components and the place of assembly;

6. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission.


[1] Judgment of 1 October 2020, Groupe Lactalis v Premier ministre and Others, C-485/18, EU:C:2020:763.

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