farm to fork strategy (2)


In the European Commission's Farm to Fork Strategy document, there is an initiative to consider extending the country of origin provisions in the Food Information to Consumer Regulation to more foods in Q4 of 2022. At present, there is obligatory origin labelling for  fruits and vegetables, olive oil, honey, eggs, meat, fish, wine and spirit drinks. The categories of foods suggested for an extended country of origin labelling are milk, rice, and potatoes, but some Member States want it to be applied to all foods.

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5327452655?profile=RESIZE_400xAfter several months of consultation the European Commission has adopted and published on 20 May its ambitious "Farm to Fork Strategy" aiming to make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly. It is made up of 27 actions that will aim to make the European food system a global standard for sustainability. In terms of concrete targets, the Commission proposed an ambitious 50% cut for the use and risk of pesticides, as well as a 50% reduction of highly hazardous pesticides, a 20% cut in fertiliser use and a 50% reduction of antibiotic use in farming and aquaculture, all by 2030 and compared to the EU’s current level. It is also planned to address the issue of food loss and waste, step up the fight against food fraud and strengthen EU animal welfare rules, as well as provide clear information and empower consumers to make healthy and sustainable choices thanks to an EU-wide mandatory food labelling.

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