The origin of the ingredients in the dishes mandatory in January 2017

The draft decree on the origin of milk and meat products in industrial advance. After receiving approval from the European Comission, the French government hopes to entry into force in January 2017.
In March 2016, Stéphane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, lodged with the Commission a draft decree providing for the labeling of the origin of the milk (brick or bottle), milk as an ingredient in dairy products and meat as an ingredient in ready meals.
« Following the opinion of the State Council, the device may come into force on 1 January 2017 for a period of 2 years », already announced the Ministry of Agriculture.
The precise modalities of implementation work of these labeling rules, will be subject « in the summer » of a consultation with the entire sector and consumer associations.
During the spring, Auchan has already comitted to indicate the origin of animal raw materials in all its private label by the end of 2016.
Specifically, the origin of the France meat or milk should be clearly mentioned by the distributor. In case of import, the signs « EU » of « non-EU » will be more discreet. 2 343 references, in total, are concerned. 


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