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HEALTH & CONSUMER PROTECTION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL
Directorate E – Safety of the Food Chain E4 – Food Law, Nutrition and Labelling
Brussels, 9 July 2007
Steering Group on Impact Assessment for the forthcoming review
of the EU general food labelling policy
22 June 2007
Draft impact assessment general food labelling legislation
The Chair thanked the Steering Group for their assistance with process of preparing the
impact assessment and stressed the challenging time constraints with the adoption of the
The most important comments on the draft Impact Assessment report on general food
labelling were the following:
x To make clear why the options of deregulation or not taking any EU action were not
considered as appropriate solutions.
x To emphasise the simplification aspects of the initiative.
x To elaborate and provide more information to support the comments on administrative
burden. If it was not possible to provide more detailed data on this issue then it was
suggested that this should be explained including what action had been taken to collect
x The definition of the problem was clear.
The services indicated that the document had been sent to their colleagues and additional
comments would be provided by email.
The Chair indicated that the date for submission to the Impact Assessment Board (IAB) was
27 June. The draft report would be revised and circulated to the Group before submission to
The Chair thanked the participants for their comments on the draft report.