Fabian Demicoli

GRTU reacts on Commission’s food labelling plans

 GRTU last week has published month its reaction on the European Commission's proposal for a regulation on the provision of food information to consumers.

GRTU welcomed the EC's intentions to simplify and rationalise food labelling,  but was disappointed by the lack of consideration for its arguments in the text, which cannot be regarded seriously as a contribution to simplification.

 

In fact, the 96-page document is far too complex to be workable in practice, and the consequences for the vast majority of all European food manufacturers and caterers remain completely unconsidered.

Without fundamental changes, SMEs would be put out of business for packaged foods, warned the Working Group. If the regulation were to come into force in this form, owners of a small and medium-sized enterprise would not be able to understand the rules themselves and would have to operate with the help of external experts.

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