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       Agriculture and Food 15/03/2010
No “green light” for EU-wide “traffic light” system on food

The Members of the European Parliament Environment Committee voted against imposing EU-wide use of a “traffic light” system to show important nutrient amounts on 15 March 2010.


The ENVI committee report, drafted by Mrs Renate Sommer (EPP, Germany), was finally approved after the committee had debated the issue for 18 months and tabled almost 800 amendments. The draft legislation aims to modernise, simplify and clarify food labelling within the European Union. It would make minor changes to existing rules on information that is compulsory on all labels, such as name, list of ingredients, "best before" or "use by" date, specific conditions of use, and add a requirement to list key nutritional information.


Several CEOC International members are active in the field of food testing and certification and ensure that (EU-wide) set limits, compositions and prescriptions are respected.

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