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FoodDrinkEurope regrets EP call for mandatory origin labelling of certain foods

(Brussels, 12 May 2016) Following today’s vote in the European Parliament on a Resolution calling for mandatory origin labelling of certain foods, such as milk, dairy and meat products, FoodDrinkEurope reiterates its strong concern with the impact of such a mandatory requirement for businesses, consumers and the environment. Companies all across Europe, small and large alike, would be negatively affected. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), who make up 99% of the European food and drink industry, and particularly those located in border regions, are likely to feel the impact even more.

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