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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers, COM(2008) 40 final

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The draft proposal consolidates and updates two areas of labelling legislation, the general food and nutrition labelling respectively covered by Directives 2000/13/EC and 90/496/EEC. Directive 2000/13/EC has been amended several times and the evolution of both the food market and consumers' expectations renders its update and modernisation necessary.
Directive 90/496/EEC requires the Commission to report to the European Parliament and the Council on the application of the Directive. The inter-institutional procedures have changed and in certain cases the Commission must submit an impact assessment with proposals for new legislation. The revision of the nutrition labelling legislation is accompanied by an impact assessment giving an overview of the application of Directive 90/496/EEC. Therefore, a separate report on the implementation of the Directive has not been prepared.

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