03 June 2020
How much attention do you pay to the impact of your food choices on the environment? Are you willing to cut down on red meat? Is the government doing enough to promote sustainable food? Those are some of the questions several national consumer groups asked to Europeans in a survey spanning 11 countries, coordinated by BEUC.Today, BEUC unveils the results in a new report, just two weeks after the European Commission presented its blueprint for sustainable food and farming.
20 May 2020
Today, the European Commission has unveiled its much-awaited ‘Farm to Fork’ Strategy for shifting EU food production and consumption onto a more sustainable path. BEUC welcomes the EU Commission’s plans to make food healthier and greener.
28 April 2020
PRESS RELEASE Today, nearly 40 stakeholders from across the spectrum – including consumer groups, policy makers, academics, food companies and retailers – are calling for the nutrition label Nutri-Score to become mandatory in the EU. This colour-coded front-of-pack nutritional label is instrumental to support consumers in making healthier food choices. They have sent a joint letter to the EU Commission, in which they ask for a legislative proposal to introduce the Nutri-Score EU-wide. 1 This broad call comes before the...
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Consumers expect the food on their plate to be of good quality and safe. But this is not always the case, as recent safety-related scandals have brought to light. Since food safety cannot be taken for granted, BEUC’s role is to ensure that consumers can trust in a safe food supply in the EU.
Also, while new technologies have the potential to bring benefits to consumers, they must be closely monitored as they may also present health risks.
For BEUC, consumers should be able to make informed choices – be it by having clear and understandable information on food packaging, or ensuring that health messages on food products are scientifically justified. BEUC also works to ensure vulnerable groups such as children are not targeted with unhealthy foods high in fat, salt and sugar.
- Facilitate informed and healthy choices by consumers, including vulnerable groups
- Prevent misleading information and ensure that information can be trusted
- Protect children from the promotion of unhealthy food
- Ensure food sold to consumers is safe and sustainable