Regulation and certification watch - november 2017
Category : Regulation and certification watch
Published on 01/12/2017
The Senate is considering to remove tax on mineral water
The Senate is considering to remove tax on mineral water, currently at 0.54 € per hectoliter. Following its adoption by the National Assembly last week, the Social Welfare budget is now discussed by Senators, who decided to add an amendment in order to remove the tax on mineral water.
Source : RayonBoissons
Nutriscore: graphical representation and specifications were set on Tuesday, 31st October
Source : agriculture.gouv.fr
Towards a legal definition of vegetarian and vegan food by 2019?
The European Commission initiated a process in order to set a legal definition of vegetarian and vegan food by 2019. For now, the “Vegetarian” and “Vegan” terms are not framed by legislation… There are specifications for the obtention of logos, however nothing is “officialy” recognized by European bodies. Facing the popularity of the vegetal trend among the consumers, the Commission has taken the lead to make the regulation evolve.
Source : Food Navigator