FOODSTUFFS : EP REJECTS NEW LIST OF AUTHORISED NUTRITION CLAIMS.

 
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The European Parliament has opposed the adoption of the new list of nutrition and health claims for food. Using its new powers under the regulatory procedure with scrutiny, MEPs adopted by qualified majority a resolution opposing the proposal amending Regulation 1924/2006. Parliament finds that the Commission's draft regulation runs counter to the purpose and content of that regulation. The EU executive will therefore have to present a modified proposal, even though the Council has already approved the measure.

The draft regulation presented by the Commission added nutrition claims to the list of authorised claims and amended conditions for the use of claims already authorised by Regulation (EC) 1924/2006. It proposed to authorise the claim "now contains x% less [energy value, fat, saturated fat, salt/sodium and/or sugar]" for all products...

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