Vote on Food intended for infants and young children and food for special medical purposes:
- extracts from the vote on the report by Frédérique RIES (ALDE, BE)
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 11/06/2013 First transmission: 11/06/2013
Rules on the labelling and content of baby milks and foods for special medical purposes will be better defined in order to protect consumers and distinguish more clearly between foods for normal consumption and foods for specific groups, according to a draft law voted by the MEPs. Under the new legislation, the labelling of milk-based preparations for babies up to the age of 12 months (including follow-on formula) will no longer include any pictures of infants in order to ensure that breast-feeding is not discouraged.
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||EXTERIOR SHOT of the European Parliament, Strasbourg.
||Announcement of the vote.
||Close shot on MEP Frédérique RIES (ALDE, BE), Rapporteur.
||SOUNDBITE (French) Vice-Chair :
English translation :
"No amendment has been adopted, hence the Council position is approved. Congratulations to Madam Ries."
||MEP Frédérique RIES being cheered.