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Country of origin labelling of meat in processed foods 

Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be made subject to country of origin labelling rules similar to those for fresh beef, MEPs will urge in a debate on Monday evening. A resolution to be voted on Wednesday is likely to urge the Commission to table legislation to this end.

MEPs will stress the need for efforts to rebuild consumer confidence in the wake of the horsemeat scandal and other food fraud cases.


Over 90% of respondents to consumer surveys in 2013 said that the origin of meat used in processed foods should be stated on the label, so as to enable them to make informed choices, says a Commission report.


Procedure: Question for an oral reply to the Commission (with resolution)

2014/2875(RSP)

Debate: Monday, 9 February

Vote: Wednesday, 11 February

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