Notification Detail

Act on the transparency of information on agricultural and food products

Notification Number: 2020/338/F (France)
Date received: 05/06/2020
End of Standstill: Closed

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Message 002

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2020) 01937
Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Translation of the message 001
Notification: 2020/0338/F

No abre el plazo - Nezahajuje odklady - Fristerne indledes ikke - Kein Fristbeginn - Viivituste perioodi ei avata - Καμμία έναρξη προθεσμίας - Does not open the delays - N'ouvre pas de délais - Non fa decorrere la mora - Neietekmē atlikšanu - Atidėjimai nepradedami - Nem nyitja meg a késéseket - Ma’ jiftaħx il-perijodi ta’ dawmien - Geen termijnbegin - Nie otwiera opóźnień - Não inicia o prazo - Neotvorí oneskorenia - Ne uvaja zamud - Määräaika ei ala tästä - Inleder ingen frist - Не се предвижда период на прекъсване - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare.

(MSG: 202001937.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 002 IND 2020 0338 F EN 05-06-2020 F NOTIF

2. Member State

3. Department Responsible
Direction générale des entreprises
Bât. Sieyès -Teledoc 151
61, Bd Vincent Auriol
75703 PARIS Cedex 13

3. Originating Department
Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances
Direction Générale de la Concurrence, de la Consommation et de la Répression des Fraudes (DGCCRF)
Sous-Direction 4 Marchés agroalimentaires
59, boulevard Vincent Auriol
75703 Paris CEDEX 13

4. Notification Number
2020/0338/F - C00A

5. Title
Act on the transparency of information on agricultural and food products

6. Products Concerned
Agricultural and food products

7. Notification Under Another Act
- Directive 2000/13/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs
- This notification relates to Articles 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9 of the Act.

8. Main Content
Article 1 provides for the making available to the public online, by the person responsible for marketing, of information on prepackaged foodstuffs. A decree will specify the place of provision and the format of the data, so as to constitute an open database accessible to all users and to allow free reuse of this data.
Article 2 provides for the indication of origin of cocoa for cocoa products, in the raw or processed state, and, as of 1 January 2021, the labelling of the origin of honey in blends and of royal jelly, in descending order by weight.
Article 5 prohibits the use of names used to indicate foodstuffs of animal origin, to describe, market and promote foodstuffs containing vegetable proteins, beyond a threshold which will be set by decree.
By applying Article 6, the designation ‘fromage fermier’ [farmhouse cheese] may be maintained for cheese matured outside the establishment, in particular for small farm producers, subject to clear consumer information.
Article 8 makes it compulsory to inform consumers of the origin or name of the PDO/PGI of wines sold in bottles, pitchers or glasses by restaurants, bars or other operators of licensed establishments.
Finally, Article 9 provides that the name and address of the manufacturer are compulsory on beer labelling.

9. Brief Statement of Grounds
The Act reinforces all the provisions in force on transparency and consumer information.

10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
Reference(s) to basic text(s): Articles 34 and 39 of the Constitution of 4 October 1958

11. Invocation of the Emergency Procedure

12. Grounds for the Emergency

13. Confidentiality

14. Fiscal measures

15. Impact assessment

16. TBT and SPS aspects
TBT aspect

No - the draft has no significant impact on international trade.

SPS aspect

No - the draft is neither a sanitary nor phytosanitary measure.

European Commission

Contact point Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Fax: +32 229 98043

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  European Vegetarian Union on 16-06-2020
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 Please find the contribution from EVU enclosed.