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Monday, June 28, 2021
EU subgroup recommends voluntary labelling scheme that reflects diversity of EU livestock farming
The recently released conclusions of the animal welfare labelling subgroup of the European Commission's Animal Welfare Platform has recommended the establishment of a voluntary labelling scheme at an EU-level that is based on a multi-tier s ...
Friday, March 28, 2014
EU countries divided on country-of-origin labelling of meat
European Union (EU) countries remain divided on whether mandatory labelling of the country of origin of meat used as ingredient in processed food products would bring benefits that justify costs. A meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Bru ...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
EU Council discusses organic farming, meat labelling and seafood sustainability
March 26, 2014 EU Council discusses organic farming, meat labelling and seafood sustainability The EU's Agriculture and Fisheries Council's meeting included discussions on harmonising and simplifying rules on organic farming, divergent view ...
Thursday, February 13, 2014
EU to requre origin labelling of unprocessed meat
February 13, 2014 EU to require origin labelling of unprocessed meat   The new EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers now requires mandatory origin labelling of unprocessed meat from pigs, sheep, goats and ...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Members of European Parliament call for stricter origin labelling rules
February 11, 2014 Members of European Parliament call for stricter origin labelling rules Members of European Parliament voted in favour of stricter origin labelling rules for fresh, chilled and frozen meat of swine, sheep, goats and poultr ...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
EU to introduce meat origin labelling in 2015
In order for consumers to know where the meat they buy comes from, the EU intends to introduce origin labelling for pork, poultry, sheep and goat meat that will include information on where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Acc ...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
EU rejects full country-of-origin meat labelling plans
October 16, 2013 EU rejects full country-of-origin meat labelling plans     The European Commission (EC) has dropped the proposal for full country-of-origin labelling (COOL) from birth on all EU meat products.   Instead, labelling would be ...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
EU may limit country of origin labelling
September 18, 2013 EU may limit country of origin labelling   The European Commission (EC) has proposed limiting country-of-origin labels to the name of the member state where the animal was reared.   The measure will be applicable to unpro ...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
EU pig meat origin labelling to take effect by December 2014
August 28, 2013 EU pork origin labelling to take effect on December 2014 Press release from National Pig Association Origin labelling of pork is set to become a legal requirement throughout the EU, effective on December 2014. By December 20 ...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Dutch government pushes for EU law on labelling non-stun meat
July 18, 2013 Dutch government pushes for EU law on labelling non-stun meat   The Netherlands has used diplomatic pressure to push for an EU law directing that halal and kosher meat is specially labelled when from livestock slaughtered with ...
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
EU urged to impose pig, poultry origin labelling
November 30, 2011 EU urged to impose pig, poultry origin labelling To protect consumers and producers' livelihoods, IFA President John Bryan has called on the EU government to implement right away new labelling for pig and poultry meat of i ...
Monday, June 27, 2011
EU supports meat labelling
Jun 27, 2011 EU supports meat labelling The outcome of a talk among the European Parliament, European Council and European Commission has stated that fresh pork, poultry, lamb and goat meat should be labelled with their country of origin in ...
Thursday, June 16, 2011
EU agrees on new food labelling rules
June 16, 2011 EU agrees on new food labelling rules EU negotiators reached a deal on new food labelling rules, which aim to fight rising levels of obesity in Europe by helping consumers to make more informed purchasing decisions. Under the ...
Thursday, April 21, 2011
EU steers clear of halal meat labelling
April 21, 2011 EU steers clear of halal meat labelling New EU proposals have steered away from labelling meat from ritually slaughtered animals such as halal or Shechita to avoid causing religious offence. The EU instead opts for the label ...
Thursday, December 9, 2010
EU one step closer to origin labelling for meat
December 9, 2010 EU one step closer to origin labelling for meat The EU is a step closer to having clear consumer country-of-origin labelling for pork and chicken, after EU ministers had given the idea an overwhelming approval, according to ...

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