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FoodDrinkEurope welcomes new Regulation on Mutual Recognition

(Brussels, 2 April 2019) FoodDrinkEurope, representing Europe’s food and drink industry, has welcomed the publication of the new regulation on mutual recognition of goods lawfully marketed in another Member State in the EU Official Journal [1]. FoodDrinkEurope believes that this regulation will strengthen the European Single Market across all Member States, acting to the benefit of industry and consumers alike.

FoodDrinkEurope acknowledges the adoption of SUP Directive in Plenary

(Brussels, 27 March 2019) FoodDrinkEurope takes note of today’s adoption of the Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive by the European Parliament. The food and drink industry is committed to stepping up efforts to improve plastics use, reuse and recycling as well as to maximise the use of available resources. FoodDrinkEurope members are striving to improve waste management practices at every stage along the food supply chain, always prioritising and ensuring food safety.

Agri-food chain underlines need for certainty as Brexit approaches

(Brussels, 20 March 2019) One week ahead of the potential date of the UK leaving the EU and before a crucial meeting of the European Council, Copa and Cogeca, CELCAA and FoodDrinkEurope, on behalf of the EU agri-food chain would like to reiterate their concerns regarding a no-deal.

An Important Step Closer to a Fairer Food Chain for Everyone

(Brussels, 12 March 2019) Today, Members of the European Parliament strongly voted in favour of promoting a fair food supply chain, delivering on their promise to #CutTheUnfair. The signatories welcome this historic vote for banning unfair trading practices in the food value chain. This action will improve the trading conditions for the 11 million farmers and 293,000 producers in Europe, as well as for many more suppliers outside the EU, when selling their products on the European market.

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