March 16, 2015
The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have adopted a resolution aiming for the European Commission (EC) to create legislation for the mandatory meat origin labeling for processed food with meat ingredients. The resolution was passed in 2014 with 460 votes in favor of the regulation and 33 abstentions.
Following the 2013 horse meat scandal, this legislation intends to ensure more transparency throughout the food chain, better inform European consumers, and thus help rebuild confidence.
The resolution was also made as the MEPs saw that, according to the 2013 report of the EC, more than 90% of consumers expressed their desire to see meat origin labeling on processed products.