Pig and poultry Meat labelling: the EU Parliament asked for more transparency and voted against the Commission's proposal

Today, the EU parliament has rejected a EU Commission's proposal aiming to add for pork meat and poultry meat a mandatory labelling on the Country of rearing.

MEPs expressed themselves in favor of a better labelling, but considered the Commission's proposal is a way to avoid for pork, goat, sheep and poultry meat a EU strict complete labelling as it has been done in 2002 for beef meat. MEPs therefore call on the Commission to withdraw the regulation and to draw up a revised version which includes a mandatory place of birth, rearing and slaughter labelling for those meats, in line with the existing beef origin labelling legislation.

Official Press release: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20140205IPR35028/html/Country-of-origin-labelling-rules-for-pigs-and-poultry-need-beefing-up-say-MEPs