EC adopts new rules on labelling origin of primary ingredients

31 May 2018

The European Commission (EC) has adopted the new rules on labelling the origin of the primary ingredient in food. The new regulation will ensure a high level of transparency, providing EU citizens with clear information about the origin of food sold on the EU market.
Under the Regulation on food information to consumers (FIC), the origin of the primary ingredient must be indicated if different from the origin of the food in order to not deceive consumers. There will be a certain level of flexibility for food business operators in order to take into account the various methods of food processing. The legislation will apply from 1 April 2020 (DG Health and Food Safety, 28 May 2018).
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