EU Beefs Up Food Labeling Requirements

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT) -- The European Union on Thursday toughened food labeling regulations to demand more transparent labeling of imported meat and to require easy-to-read nutritional information on packaged food, along with disclosure of allergens in restaurant food.

The EU Council is requiring companies that sell pork, poultry, mutton and goat meat products to tell customers the country of origin for those products, expanding on regulations that demand such disclosure only for beef, veal, honey, fruit and olive oil, among other products.

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