Food information to consumers : ENVI postpones vote to next parliamentary termComments Off on Food information to consumers : ENVI postpones vote to next parliamentary term

On 16 March 2009, the ENVI Committee has decided (with 26 votes for and 10 votes against) to postpone its vote on the proposal on food information to consumers. In the view of the almost 1000 amendments tabled to the draft report by Renate Sommer (EPP-ED, DE), MEPs followed the rapporteur’s request to assign her to submit a new draft report. This is unlikely to be done until after the elections. A new deadline for amendments will then be opened in the beginning of the next legislative term.
She was supported by John Bowis (EPP-ED, UK) according to whom one of the main issues to be solved is which system to apply. He thinks the traffic light system would be too simplistic and the system based on GDA too complex. The topics of alcohol labeling and labeling of the country of origin will also bring some difficult debates.