Statements

CETA to strengthen trade relations for the benefit of growth and jobs

FoodDrinkEurope, Europe’s food and drink industry organisation, and Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC), the Canadian association representing the food, beverage and consumer products industry – together welcome the ambitious EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and look forward to its application

FoodDrinkEurope statement on Brexit

(Brussels, 29 March 2017) Today the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May has formally launched the Brexit process by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. FoodDrinkEurope and its members underline the need to minimise the business impact of the UK’s departure on European food and drink companies and the necessity to establish a new and sustainable working relationship as quickly as possible.

Statement on French “NutriScore” proposal

(Brussels, 15 March 2017) We have learnt that the French government has announced a recommendation on a voluntary nutrition labelling scheme called "Nutri-Score". This is based on testing the French government has commissioned at the end of last year, in co-operation with the French food industry.

Food procurement for health in schools

(Brussels, 22 February 2017) FoodDrinkEurope welcomes the initiative of the European Commission and the Maltese Presidency of the EU on food procurement for health in schools. “We consider school meals to be a good tool to use as part of the efforts to reduce overweight and obesity. Besides the quality of the meals themselves, such an approach also helps teach good dietary habits” stated Mella Frewen, Director General of FoodDrinkEurope.

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