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Title: Eat ORIGINal! Unmask your food
Current status: Collection ongoing
Deadline: 02/10/2019
Commission registration number: ECI(2018)000006
Date of registration: 02/10/2018
Registration language: EN / Other languages available: BG CS DA DE EL EN ES ET FI FR GA HR HU IT LT LV MT NL PL PT RO SK SL SV
Commission Decision on the registration of the proposed citizens' initiative: COMMISSION DECISION

Subject-matter: We call on the European Commission to impose mandatory declaration of origin for all food products in order to prevent frauds, protect public health and guarantee consumers’ right to information
Main objectives: 1. Make the indication of the country of origin mandatory for all processed and unprocessed foods circulating in EU, with no derogation for registered trademarks and geographical indications. 2. With regard to processed foods, origin labelling is made mandatory for primary ingredients when different from the origin of the final product. 3. Improve consistency of the labels including harmonized informations about production and processing methods in order to ensure transparency throughout the food chain.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: Article 169 TFEU
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Roberto MONCALVO -
  • Substitute: Christiane FOULIER LAMBERT -
  • Other members: Ileana IZVERNICEANU, Elli TSIFOROU, Teresa HALAS, Marta MESSA, Stefan Bruno NILSSON
Draft legal act:
Sources of support and funding:

Last update: 01/04/2019

Name of sponsor Date[1] Amount in EUR[2]
Confederazione Nazionale Coltivatori Diretti 01/10/2018 20,000

Total amount of support and funding: €20,000
Date when the contribution was received. In case of in kind contributions, date when the in kind contribution started.
Actual amount of funding provided or estimated value of in kind contribution.

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