Closed consultation

Informal Consultation: European Commission proposal to remove the existing notification requirement and approval procedure for voluntary beef labelling by amendments to Council Regulation 1760/2000

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Original consultation

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Summary

Defra is seeking comments on a proposal  by the European Commission to repeal the existing notification requirement and approval procedure for voluntary beef labelling by amending Council Regulation 1760/2000

Documents

Informal consultation letter

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Consultee list

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Consultation description

Defra is seeking comments on a proposal  by the European Commission to repeal the existing notification requirement and approval procedure for voluntary beef labelling by amending Council Regulation 1760/2000. However, the compulsory beef labelling provisions set out in the Regulation would remain in force; these apply throughout the supply chain and support effective traceability back to the point of origin.

The Commission’s proposal is based on the argument that the administrative burden and costs involved in applying the current voluntary beef labelling rules outweigh the benefits.

How to respond

Please e-mail responses no later than 18 November 2011 to:

or if you wish you can send in your response by letter to:

Martin Emslie, Defra, Red Meat, Poultry and Eggs Team, Area 5C, 9 Millbank, c/o Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR.