Commission bemused by consumer information conundrum


Commission bemused by consumer information conundrum

6 February 2020
The European Commission has started sketching the new EU-wide food labelling scheme, expected to be proposed in the context of the new Farm to Fork Strategy (F2F), but the debate over what kind of information to provide to consumers has just started.

It is still not clear whether the labelling system the Commission is about to propose will have mandatory information on nutritional aspects only or if there will be space for other information on sustainability or animal welfare.

Contacted by EURACTIV, Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides said the Commission will propose actions to help consumers choose healthy and sustainable diets, as it is stressed in the Green Deal communication.

The Commission’s main aim is to explore ways to give consumers information to help them make more sustainable choices, Kyriakides confirmed.