Paris gets behind Parliament resolution on meat labels

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling on the Commission to introduce mandatory labeling of the origin of all meats used in ready-prepared meals. Paris has expressed its strong support for the resolution. EurActiv France reports.

The 2013 horsemeat scandal, which broke when Irish and British food safety inspectors found traces of horse DNA in “beef” lasagnes, burgers and other ready-prepared meals, has pushed European lawmakers to demand greater traceability of processed meat.

On 11 February, MEPs called on the Commission to draw up legislation requiring food producers to disclose the origin of all processed meats in its packaging. Between 30% and 50% of all the meat produced in European countries is processed before being sold.

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