Food Labelling
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Food Labelling

Report from a Nordic Seminar, Oslo, Norway, November 2006

The European Commission has launched an extensive revision of the Food Labelling legislation. In a Consultative Document of February 2006, DG SANCO highlighted some specific themes they wanted to explore further. Based on this a Nordic Seminar, supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Food Issues, was arranged in November 2006. The aim of the seminar was to provide a platform for discussion about food labelling issues important to the Nordic countries and stakeholders regarding the issues highlighted in the Consultative Document. Comments from Nordic stakeholders and policymakers who participated at the workshop are presented in this report. Additionally, comments have been included from Nordic consumer studies.

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Both the consumer group and the industry group proposed that the declaration of the big 8 should be mandatory. The consumer group proposed signposting on the front of the pack and that there should be common criteria throughout the EU. This is important because of health aspects.