The effects of GMOs on human or animal health may fall within the area of the environment, so that non-governmental organisations may refer to those aspects within an application for review based on the Aarhus Regulation.
The agenda includes items in energy & climate and environment, food & drink and health and transport policy.
A summary of the first PEST Committee meeting is now available.
Information about the ingredients and nutritional value – such as the amount of sugar – of alcoholic drinks will still escape mandatory labelling rules which apply to all soft drinks. This is the disappointing conclusion of the alcohol industry plans published today.
Brussels, 12 March 2018 – The European associations representing the alcoholic beverages sectors submitted today to the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Mr. Andriukaitis their self-regulatory proposal to provide ingredients listing and nutrition information for consumers about alcoholic drinks.