The government wants to launch a new indicator on product labels

Marian Plum
Regulation & Compliances
Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 23, 2024

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Olivia Grégoire, the French Minister Delegate in charge of Business, Tourism and Consumer Affairs, has proposed an 'origin-score' for processed products to increase transparency and aid consumers in their purchasing decisions. The score would reflect the amount of ingredients of European or French origin in the products. The proposal will be discussed with manufacturers, distributors, and consumer associations from mid-March, with plans to implement the measure across the European Union by 2025. This follows protests by French farmers against foreign-origin products in supermarkets and 372 cases of non-conformity between product origin and packaging found in a check of 1,000 establishments.
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“We need more transparency on so-called “processed” products,” in order to guide consumers in their “purchasing decisions,” said the Minister Delegate in charge of Business, Tourism and Consumer Affairs. Sud Radio microphone. “Sometimes you decide to buy a little more expensive because it’s French,” observed Olivia Grégoire, who hopes that this new “origin-score”, inspired by the “nutriscore”, also allows a better understanding of “the prices” practiced, mentioning the farmers, who have been angry for several weeks. Manufacturers, distributors and consumer associations will be received from mid-March to discuss the contours of this indicator, which would give a better rating to products that contain more ingredients of European or French origin. On the social network On a voluntary basis, interested manufacturers will be able to enrich their labels with this indicator "before summer", indicated during a telephone press briefing the ministerial office, which then aims to bring the ...
Source: TerreNet
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