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Parliamentary question - E-000661/2021(ASW)Parliamentary question

    Answer given by Ms Kyriakides on behalf of the European Commission

    People pay increasingly attention to environmental, health, social and ethical issues and they seek value in food more than ever before.

    For this reason, in the framework of the Farm to Fork Strategy[1], the Commission will consider options for animal welfare labelling to better transmit value throughout the food chain and to empower consumers to make informed choices.

    For that purpose, the Commission created in June 2020 a subgroup on animal welfare labelling in the context of the EU animal welfare platform.

    In parallel, the Commission will launch this year an external study to collect information on current practices on the subject. The Commission plans to conclude these two ongoing activities by the end of this year.

    The Commission will consider which options are the most appropriate once an analysis of the outcomes of the two activities has been carried out.

    This is why it is premature to specify which information a future EU animal welfare label could provide. Suggestions and propositions in this matter will be carefully considered by the Commission to finalise its work.

    Last updated: 6 May 2021
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