About this initiative


To improve consumer information, EU law requires meat from pigs, sheep, goats and poultry to be labelled with its country or place of origin.

This evaluation will assess how efficient, effective, consistent and relevant the legislation is, and whether it usefully supplements national efforts.

Agriculture and rural development
Type of act
Staff working document


Feedback: closed

Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap
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Feedback period
18 September 2018 - 16 October 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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Feedback (4)

  • BEUC - The European Consumer Organisation (Belgium)
    15 October 2018 Consumer organisation
    BEUC - The European Consumer Organisation (Belgium)

    BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the EC roadmap for the evaluation of origin labelling rules for fresh meat from pig, poultry, sheep and goat. BEUC has long supported, and continues supporting, aligning rules on the origin labelling of all types of fresh meat on those already in place for beef (i.e. labelling of the countries of birth, rearing and slaughter). This was found to “offer the...

  • AVEC (Belgium)
    12 October 2018 Business association
    AVEC (Belgium)

    AVEC is supportive of this legislation and believes that the consumer has the right to know the origin of the meat. In relation to that, EU poultry meat producers believe that consumers should have better access to information about the origin of meat consumed in food services/mass catering as well as processed meat and meat used as an ingredient, especially when meat is imported from third countries. EU producers have to comply with very...

  • Anonymous (Portugal)
    19 September 2018 EU citizen
    Anonymous (Portugal)

    It has to be determined if the legislation is being followed, but most important if these labels are accurate and reflect the reality.

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Public consultation

Feedback: upcoming
Planned for
Third quarter 2019

Commission adoption


Staff working document
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Planned for
First quarter 2020

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