EU General Food Law Regulation is the foundation of food and feed The requirements. It sets out a framework for the development of food and feed legislation both at Union and national levels. To this end, it lays down general principles, requirements and procedures that underpin decision making in matters of food and feed safety.
Under the farm-to-fork’ strategy, the Commission has decided to revise EU rules on the information provided to consumers.
It aims to ensure better labelling information to help consumers make healthier and more sustainable food choices and tackle food waste, by proposing to:
- introduce standardised mandatory front-of-pack nutrition labelling
- extend mandatory origin or provenance information for certain products.
- revise the rules on date marking (‘use by’ and ‘best before’ dates).