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20 May 2019

Consumer groups launch petition for EU-wide simplified nutrition label

Today, seven national consumer organisations from the European Consumer Organisation’s (BEUC) network are launching a petition calling for the roll out of Nutri-Score across Europe on food and drink packaging. It is the first time that consumer groups are joining forces to start a European Citizens’ Initiative, coordinated by French consumer group UFC-Que Choisir.
17 April 2019

EU Parliament votes for more transparency of food safety studies

In a plenary vote today, the European Parliament endorsed the deal agreed with Member States on a proposal to end secrecy around scientific studies on food safety.

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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.

Our objectives

  • 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

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The European Consumer Organisation
Europäischer Verbraucherverband
Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs

Rue d'Arlon, 80 Bte 1 
B - 1040 Bruxelles

Tel: +32 2 743 15 93
E-mail: food@beuc.eu

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Senior Food Policy Officer
Camille Perrin
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Food Policy Officer
Emma Calvert
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Senior Communications Officer
Pauline Constant
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Secretary
Carmen Martin