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|Tuesday, February 10, 2009||14:33|
More than 100 industry executives and European decision makers are gathering in Brussels tonight for a debate organised by the UK’s Food and Drink Federation.
With a proposed EU Labelling Regulation now being negotiated in Brussels, tonight’s debate will focus on the topical question: ‘Labelling: an effective tool to improve the food literacy of EU consumers?’.
The following highly distinguished panel will join moderator Kate Trollope, editor of EU Food Law, on the stage for the debate:
Dr Renate Sommer MEP, the European Parliament’s rapporteur for the proposed EU Labelling Regulation
Professor Klaus Grunert of Aarhus University, who recently conducted a pan-European consumer study into attitudes to labelling
Simon Stannard from the UK’s permanent presentation to the EU
Melanie Leech, FDF’s Director General
Basil Mathioudakis, heat of unit at DGSanco in the European Commission
Ross Warburton, President of FDF, will say: “We are proud of the fact that for more than a decade UK industry has been leading the way by providing clearer nutritional information on back-of-pack on a voluntary basis. In recent years UK manufacturers have also been putting that information on the front of our products in the form of Guideline Daily Amount labelling. In showing such leadership, our sector is again making a real difference for consumers.”
Tonight’s labelling debate, at Bibliotheque Solvay in Brussels, is followed by dinner, at which EU Commissioner for Health, Androulla Vassiliou, will give the keynote address.
For more information on labelling, please contact
Keren McCarron, Yvette Murphy or Rebecca Wilhelm
on 020 7420 7132/31/40.
Note to Editors:
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the food and drink manufacturing industry – the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. For more information about FDF and the industry we represent visit: www.fdf.org.uk.
|Name: Nicki Hunt|
|Company: Food and Drink Federation (FDF)|
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