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Christophe HANSEN Christophe HANSEN
Christophe HANSEN

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)

Member

Luxembourg - Parti chrétien social luxembourgeois (Luxembourg)

Date of birth : , WILTZ

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INTA
Committee on International Trade
FISC
Subcommittee on Tax Matters
DAND
Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community
DLAT
Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly

Substitute

ECON
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
ENVI
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
D-MX
Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee

Most recent activities

Common agricultural policy – amendment of the CMO and other Regulations (A8-0198/2019 - Eric Andrieu)

23-10-2020
Written explanations of vote

The EPP-LU Delegation voted against all amendments related to the labelling of so-called “veggie-burgers”. Of course, the denomination of food products such as "Burger" or "Schnitzel" is a very important part of our shared food-cultural heritage and the connotation with those products should be respected. However, the amendments themselves make clear that this question is already regulated under current EU Food Law, in particular in the context of existing food labelling legislation.
Article 7 of Regulation 1169/2011 on Food Information to Consumers already outlines that food information shall not be misleading, particularly “as to the characteristics of the food and, in particular, as to its nature, identity, properties, composition, quantity, durability, country of origin or place of provenance, method of manufacture or production;” or in case “a component naturally present or an ingredient normally used in that food has been substituted with a different component or a different ingredient”.
If we feel the need to clarify existing definitions and labelling provisions, this needs to be done via a revision of the food labelling regulation and not through the backdoor of the CAP reform. The European Commission has announced such a revision within the context of the Farm-to-Form Strategy.

Christophe HANSEN
Christophe HANSEN

On EP NEWSHUB

RT @Francois_Aulner: "(...) Le Conseil d’État note que les nouvelles mesures ont été présentées devant la presse le 23 octobre 2020, qu’il a été formellement saisi des amendements respectivement les 26 et 27 octobre 2020 (...)" Solle mer net nach e Weekend drunhänken? Schengt jo net urgent ze sinn

No need to convince me as rapporteur on the #DWD. Effects on water and birds are indeed well known and hunters confirm that the alternatives are there. So no time to waste! https://t.co/sJOqGz37p7 

Well done @AnnaAsimakopoul https://t.co/dxEmSi07aF 

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