EU Lawmakers Block Food Labels With New Health Claims

Law360, New York (February 2, 2012, 3:33 PM EST) -- The European Parliament on Thursday rejected a proposal to allow nutrition labels to use precise percentages to claim foods contain less sugar, salt or fat than older versions, finding the comparisons could confuse consumers.

The lawmakers' 393-161 vote against the draft resolution to amend the European Union's regulations on nutrition and health claims made on foods will force the European Commission to come up with a new draft, the EP said in a statement.

“I am pleased that the [EP] has defended the interests of health-conscious...
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