The long and troubled parliamentary procedure to overhaul the current food transparency rules for European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) ended in an unexpected twist as the EPP’s rapporteur Renate Sommer asked to withdraw her name from the report just passed by the Parliament's plenary.
There has repeatedly been food scandals in spite of strict EU rules. A consumer protection organisation criticises gaps in EU law and is calling for this to be considerable dismantled. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The future of the new proposed rules on food transparency is unclear, as the European Parliament and the Commission disagree on the timeframe to move the discussion forward.
The European consumer organisation foodwatch released Tuesday 10 July eight specific demands to amend the current EU General Food Law legislation following the presentation by the European Commission last April of a reform proposal focusing on improvin...