About: country of origin

Agrifood 12-02-2018

Country of origin food labelling to be voluntary, but not always

Country of origin food labelling will be obligatory only if the main ingredient of a particular food product comes from a different country and the producer wants to have the country of origin label, a European Commission spokesperson told EURACTIV.com.
Agrifood 21-09-2017

Spain to join the gastro-nationalism wave on origin of milk

Spain has notified the European Commission on 5 September it will create a new law to include the origin of milk on the label of milk and dairy products, adding fuel to the gastro-nationalism debate.
Agrifood 11-09-2017

Italy’s fresh challenge to the EU on food labelling

Italy is seeking to reintroduce a requirement to specify the production site on the labels of transformed food products, in fresh defiance of Brussels' food rules after unilaterally mandating country of origin on pasta and rice labels last August.
Agrifood 08-09-2017

Greece to impose country of origin labelling on milk in 2018

Greece plans to make country of origin labelling on milk mandatory from 2018, joining the growing trend of more precise food labelling in EU countries, which has angered the food industry.
Agrifood 06-09-2017

Italy to extend country of origin labelling to tomato products

The Italian ministry of agriculture declared its intention on Monday (4 September) to include the origin of primary ingredients on the labels of tomato-based products, drawing criticism from the European food and drink industry for "undermining the EU single market for food".
Agrifood 25-08-2017

Food industry upset over obligatory labelling of origin of pasta and rice

Italy's decision to impose mandatory labelling on pasta and rice packaging has triggered protests from the food industry, which has called on the European Commission to cancel the measure.
Agrifood 11-05-2017

As Italy seeks pasta labels, Canada worries about durum sales

Italy has this week formally asked the European Commission to allow it to require country of origin labels on pasta sold there, raising alarms for Canadian durum wheat exporters who fear the move will dampen sales.
Health 17-04-2014

Parliament votes for compulsory ‘made-in’ labels

The European Parliament voted on Tuesday (15 April) to oblige manufacturers to label all non-food goods with their country of origin, a step designed to help consumers know what they are buying, but one that has divided industry.
Health 13-02-2013

EU debates tighter food labelling rules after horsemeat scandal

EU ministers in charge of agriculture and food safety are meeting in Brussels on Wednesday (13 February) to consider the wider implications of the recent discovery of horsemeat in beef products.
Health 22-02-2011

Farm ministers back mandatory origin labelling for all meat

EU agriculture ministers threw their weight yesterday (21 February) behind calls for mandatory origin labelling of pork, lamb and poultry, with milk and dairy products to follow later on.
Trade & Society 22-10-2010

Parliament backs ‘Made In’ labels, riles retailing industry

The European Parliament voted on Thursday (21 October) to approve new labelling laws that may soon have an impact on a wide range of imported products, from shoes and clothes to tools and tyres.
Brexit 03-09-2010

Paris woos Commission on industrial policy

Stimulating innovation and preventing companies from fleeing abroad are the keys to success for a new EU industrial policy, stressed French Industry Minister Christian Estrosi during a visit to Brussels yesterday (2 September). But one of the main potential weapons of the strategy, the controversial "country of origin" labelling, remains blocked at EU Council level.