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Annex III – point 5 a (new)





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment



5a. OTHER FOODS

Or. {EN}en



Amendment 674

Kathalijne Maria Buitenweg, Carl Schlyter

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – point 5a.1 (new)





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment




5a.1 Foods produced from animals fed with genetically modified feedingstuffs pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003

'produced from animals fed with genetically modified feedingstuffs'

Where food consists of more than one ingredient, whereof one or more are produced from animals fed with genetically modified feedingstuffs pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, the words 'from animals fed with genetically modified feedingstuffs' shall appear in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19 immediately following the ingredient(s) concerned. Where there is no list of ingredients, the words 'produced from animals fed with genetically modified feedingstuffs' shall appear clearly on the labelling.

Or. {EN}en

Justification

Consumers might like to know whether a food has been produced by the use of genetically modified feed. Concerning this, there is a clear gap in the provisions concerning food produced from animals fed with genetically modified feedingstuffs: Recital 16 of Regulation 1829/2003 is interpreted to mean that foods manufactured from animals fed with genetically modified feedingstuffs are not covered by that regulation. This means that Reg. 1829/2003 contains no provisions on labelling; therefore corresponding rules must be laid down in this regulation in order to fill that gap.



Amendment 675

Kathalijne Maria Buitenweg, Carl Schlyter

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – point 5a.2 (new)





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment




5a.2 Products produced with the aid of nanotechnologies

'produced with the aid of nanotechnologies'

Where food consists of more than one ingredient, whereof one or more are produced with the aid of nanotechnologies, the words 'produced with the aid of nanotechnologies' shall appear in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19 immediately following the ingredient(s) concerned. Where there is no list of ingredients, the words 'produced with the aid of nanotechnologies' shall appear clearly on the labelling.

Or. {EN}en

Justification

Consumers might like to know whether a food has been produced by the use of nanotechnologies. The use of nanotechnologies can influence the characteristics of a product, even if the ingredients are the same as in a product produced without nanotechnologies.



Amendment 676

Kathalijne Maria Buitenweg, Carl Schlyter

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – point 5a.3 (new)





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment




5a.3 Foodstuffs containing eggs or egg products

(1) ‘Free range eggs’,
(2) ‘Barn eggs’ or
(3) ‘Eggs from caged hens’
shall be added in brackets after the respective ingredient in the ingredient list - according to the farming method the contained eggs were produced with. Concerning eggs from organic production, the respective ingredient may be labelled in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007, Article 23 (4) (b).


Or. {EN}en

Justification

Many consumers would like to know by which farming method the eggs contained in their food have been produced.



Amendment 677

Kathalijne Maria Buitenweg, Carl Schlyter, Dan Jørgensen

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – point 5a.4 (new)





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment




5a.4 Meat of large predatory fish species as specified in Commission Regulation 466/2001, Annex I, point 3.3.1.1. or foodstuffs containing meat from these fish species

'contains methylmercury- not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, women who might become pregnant, and children' shall be added immediately after the list of ingredients. In absence of a list of ingredients, the statement shall accompany the name of the food.

Or. {EN}en

Justification

In its information note from 12/05/2004, the Commission, referring to EFSA's scientific opinion from March 2004, states: "Methyl mercury (organic) is the chemical form of concern and can make up more than 90% of the total mercury in fish and seafood. Fish and seafood contain mercury as a result of its natural presence in the environment and from pollution. Large predatory fish accumulate higher levels of mercury through intake over a long life-time.(...)The Commission wishes to pursue the need to give more specific advice to vulnerable groups, i.e. women who might become pregnant, are pregnant, are breast-feeding and young children. The Commission considers that it is important to ensure that the advice reaches these target groups of consumers on a continual basis."



Several Member States and third countries (U.S., Australia, New Zealand) have already issued specific advice to vulnerable groups to limit their intake or abstain from the intake of large predatory fish with regard to dangers arising from methylmercury.
Following to an amendment to Commission Regulation 466/2001, the maximum level of mercury for the above mentioned fish species was set twice as high as for all other fish species. This amendment to the Regulation had been conducted on the request of some Member States, without any preceding risk assessment.



Amendment 678

Kathalijne Maria Buitenweg, Carl Schlyter

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – point 5a.5 (new)





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment




5a.5 Meat derived from animals that have not been stunned prior to slaughter

'Meat derived from animals that have not been stunned prior to slaughter'

Or. {EN}en

Justification

EU legislation permits animals to be slaughtered without prior stunning to provide food for certain religious communities. A proportion of this meat is not sold to Muslims or Jews but is placed on the general market and can be unwittingly purchased by consumers who do not wish to buy meat derived from animals that have not been stunned. Accordingly, consumers should be informed that certain meat is derived from animals which have not been stunned. This will enable them to make an informed choice in accordance with their ethical concerns.



Amendment 679

Carl Schlyter

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – point 5a.6 (new)





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment




5a.6 Whole nuts in packages

'Do not eat nuts that look bad or taste bad as they may contain high levels of Aflatoxins' this statement shall appear clearly on the labelling.

Or. {EN}en

Justification

After agreement on the UN-level, Europe has increased permitted levels of Aflatoxins in nuts to more than twice of earlier levels. Studies have shown that when people are asked to pick out nuts that they perceive as bad intake of Aflatoxins can be reduced by 90%. A warning label could keep consumer aflatoxin exposure on a lower level despite increased limit vales.



Amendment 680

Dan Jørgensen

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – point 5 a (new)





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment




5a. SURFACE TREATMENT OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES




Fruits and vegetables that have received post-harvest surface treatment by use of additives or pesticides.

Surface treated”

Or. {EN}en

Justification

The current rules do not contain a general requirement for information on post-harvest surface treatment of fruits and vegetables by either additives or pesticides to maintain freshness. This means that products appear with another form of “freshness” than expected by the consumer. Consumers are entitled to receive information on the fact that the foodstuff they purchase is surface treated.



Amendment 681

Karl-Heinz Florenz

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

FOODS WHICH ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE MANDATORY NUTRITION DECLARATION

FOODS WHICH ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE MANDATORY NUTRITION DECLARATION

- unprocessed products that comprise a single ingredient or category of ingredients;

- unprocessed products that comprise a single ingredient or category of ingredients. This includes water, salt, flavourings, food additives, processing aids and food enzymes;

- processed products which the only processing they have been subjected to is smoking or maturing and that comprise a single ingredient or category of ingredients;

- processed products which the only processing they have been subjected to is smoking, maturing or boiling in water and that comprise a single ingredient or category of ingredients;

- waters intended for human consumption, including those where the only added ingredients are carbon dioxide and/or flavourings;

natural mineral waters or other waters intended for human consumption, including those where the only added ingredients are carbon dioxide and/or flavourings;

- a herb, a spice or mixtures thereof;

- a herb, a spice or mixtures thereof;

- salt and salt substitutes;

- salt and salt substitutes;




- sugars as defined in Council Directive 2001/111/EC relating to certain sugars intended for human consumption;

- products covered by Directive 1999/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 February 1999 relating to coffee extracts and chicory extracts, whole or milled coffee beans and whole or milled decaffeinated coffee beans;

- products covered by Directive 1999/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 February 1999 relating to coffee extracts and chicory extracts, whole or milled coffee beans and whole or milled decaffeinated coffee beans;

- herbal infusion, tea, decaffeinated tea, instant or soluble tea or tea extract, decaffeinated instant or soluble tea or tea extract, which do not contain added ingredients;

- herbal infusion, tea, decaffeinated tea, instant or soluble tea or tea extract, decaffeinated instant or soluble tea or tea extract, which do not contain added ingredients;

- fermented vinegars and substitutes for vinegar, including those where the only added ingredients are flavourings;

- fermented vinegars and substitutes for vinegar, including those where the only added ingredients are flavourings;

- flavourings;

- flavourings;

- food additives;

- food additives;

- processing aids;

- processing aids;

- food enzymes;

- food enzymes;

- gelatine;

- Gelatine;

- jam setting compounds;

- jam setting compounds;

- yeast;

- yeast;

- food in packaging or containers the largest surface of which has an area of less than 25 cm2;

- food in packaging or containers the largest printable surface of which has an area of less than 50 cm2;

- food sold by private persons in the context of occasional activities, and not as part of an undertaking that would imply a certain continuity of activities and a certain degree of organisation;

- food sold by private persons in the context of occasional activities, and not as part of an undertaking that would imply a certain continuity of activities and a certain degree of organisation;

- food directly supplied by the manufacturer of small quantities of products to the final consumer or to local retail establishments directly supplying the final consumer;

- food directly supplied by the manufacturer of small quantities of products to the final consumer or to local retail establishments directly supplying the final consumer;

- food in inner package not designed for sale without the outer package (nutrition information shall be provided on the outer package unless it belongs to the categories of foods that are exempted under this Annex).

- food in inner package not designed for sale without the outer package (nutrition information shall be provided on the outer package unless it belongs to the categories of foods that are exempted under this Annex).




- non-prepacked food as defined in Article 2(2)(ea) of this Regulation.

Or. {DE}de

Justification

Exceptions: the list of foods to which the nutrition declaration requirement does not apply should be supplemented with the above indications.



  • Packages smaller than 50 cm² for practical reasons

  • flavoured tea

  • 'waters' become 'natural mineral waters and other waters'

  • sugars as defined in Directive 2001/111/EC


Non-prepacked food (i.e. food offered to the consumer unpackaged or packaged at the consumer's request or prepacked at the place of sale for immediate sale.



Amendment 682

Thomas Ulmer

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

FOODS WHICH ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE MANDATORY NUTRITION DECLARATION

FOODS WHICH ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE MANDATORY NUTRITION DECLARATION

  • unprocessed products that comprise a single ingredient or category of ingredients;

  • unprocessed products that comprise a single ingredient or category of ingredients;

  • processed products which the only processing they have been subjected to is smoking or maturing and that comprise a single ingredient or category of ingredients;

  • processed products which the only processing they have been subjected to is smoking or maturing and that comprise a single ingredient or category of ingredients;

  • waters intended for human consumption, including those where the only added ingredients are carbon dioxide and/or flavourings;

  • waters intended for human consumption, including those where the only added ingredients are carbon dioxide and/or flavourings;

  • a herb, a spice or mixtures thereof;

  • a herb, a spice or mixtures thereof;

  • salt and salt substitutes;

  • salt and salt substitutes;

  • products covered by Directive 1999/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 February 1999 relating to coffee extracts and chicory extracts1, whole or milled coffee beans and whole or milled decaffeinated coffee beans;

  • products covered by Directive 1999/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 February 1999 relating to coffee extracts and chicory extracts2, whole or milled coffee beans and whole or milled decaffeinated coffee beans;

  • herbal infusion, tea, decaffeinated tea, instant or soluble tea or tea extract, decaffeinated instant or soluble tea or tea extract, which do not contain added ingredients;

  • herbal infusion, tea, decaffeinated tea, instant or soluble tea or tea extract, decaffeinated instant or soluble tea or tea extract, which do not contain added ingredients;

  • fermented vinegars and substitutes for vinegar, including those where the only added ingredients are flavourings;

  • fermented vinegars and substitutes for vinegar, including those where the only added ingredients are flavourings;

  • flavourings;

  • flavourings;

  • food additives;

  • food additives;

  • processing aids;

  • processing aids;

  • food enzymes;

  • food enzymes;

  • gelatine;

  • gelatine;

  • jam setting compounds;

  • jam setting compounds;

  • yeast;

  • yeast

  • food in packaging or containers the largest surface of which has an area of less than 25 cm2;

  • food in packaging or containers the largest surface of which has an area of less than 100 cm2;

  • food sold by private persons in the context of occasional activities, and not as part of an undertaking that would imply a certain continuity of activities and a certain degree of organisation;

  • food sold by private persons in the context of occasional activities, and not as part of an undertaking that would imply a certain continuity of activities and a certain degree of organisation;







  • figure-shaped chocolate products;

  • food directly supplied by the manufacturer of small quantities of products to the final consumer or to local retail establishments directly supplying the final consumer;

  • food directly supplied by the manufacturer of small quantities of products to the final consumer or to local retail establishments directly supplying the final consumer;

  • food in inner package not designed for sale without the outer package (nutrition information shall be provided on the outer package unless it belongs to the categories of foods that are exempted under this Annex).

  • food in inner package not designed for sale without the outer package (nutrition information shall be provided on the outer package unless it belongs to the categories of foods that are exempted under this Annex).




  • assortments and giftings;




  • mixed multi-packs.



  • chewing gum.

Or. {EN}en

Justification

Santa Claus figures and Easter Bunnies made of chocolate and sugar are elaborately manufactured figures of tradition. These should not be deformed by any kind of nutrition labelling on the front side and therefore be exempted from mandatory nutrition information at all. Small Packages under a surface of 100 cm2 are not suitable for nutrition declaration because of the lack of space.



Amendment 683

Françoise Grossetête

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – indent 2





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

– processed products which the only processing they have been subjected to is smoking or maturing and that comprise a single ingredient or category of ingredients;

– processed products that have been subjected only to smoking or maturing and fruits and vegetables that have been dried and possibly rehydrated by adding water, which comprise a single ingredient or category of ingredients;

Or. {FR}fr

Justification

This is a form of processing that does not reduce the intrinsic quality of the product. Drying, like maturing, does not change the structure of the product, examples being prunes, tomatoes, apricots and figs. It is thus logical that dried products do not need to be mentioned in the nutrition declaration in the principal field of view.



Amendment 684

Richard Seeber

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – indent 3





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

- waters intended for human consumption, including those where the only added ingredients are carbon dioxide and/or flavourings;

- natural mineral waters or other waters intended for human consumption, including those where the only added ingredients are carbon dioxide and/or flavourings;

Or. {EN}en

Justification

Waters: Art. 28.1 of the proposal says “the provisions of this section (=3) shall not apply to foods within the scope of the following legislation: (b) Council directive 80/777 on the approximation of laws of the Member States relating to the exploitation and marketing of natural mineral waters”. In order to avoid confusion, it is important to have one single exemption under Annex IV covering all bottled water similar to the Directive 90/496, article 1.2.



Amendment 685

Magor Imre Csibi

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – indent 3





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

  • waters intended for human consumption, including those where the only added ingredients are carbon dioxide and/or flavourings;

  • natural mineral waters or other waters intended for human consumption, including those where the only added ingredients are carbon dioxide and/or flavourings;

Or. {EN}en



Amendment 686

Richard Seeber

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – indent 4





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

  • a herb, a spice or mixtures thereof;

  • herbs, spices, seasonings and mixtures thereof;

Or. {EN}en

Justification

Herbs: Clarification.



Amendment 687

Magor Imre Csibi

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – indent 4





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

  • a herb, a spice or mixtures thereof;

  • herbs, spices, seasonings and mixtures thereof;

Or. {EN}en



Amendment 688

Richard Seeber

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – indent 4 a (new)





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment




  • sugar;

Or. {EN}en

Justification

Sugar: Sugar is composed of a single nutrient which is readily identifiable and not misleading to consumers.



Amendment 689

Magor Imre Csibi

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – indent 4 a (new)





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment



  • sugar.

Or. {EN}en



Amendment 690

Christel Schaldemose

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – indent 15 a (new)





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment



  • Chewing gum

Or. {EN}en

Justification

Article 17.3 (and Annex IV) proposes exemptions from mandatory nutrition declaration, including a “small pack exemption” for all foods (25 cm2). This is not adapted to chewing gum products. Chewing gum products should be fully exempted from mandatory nutrition declaration. Mandatory nutrition declaration would have to coexist on small chewing gum packages labels with the increased mandatory labelling requirements introduced since the adoption of the first EEC Directive on food labelling in 1979. Recognising that most of the nutrient information is not relevant for chewing gum products and is of limited value to the customer, this would be to the detriment of the use of multilingual labelling and it would as such not be proportionate.



Amendment 691

Renate Sommer

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – indent 15 a (new)





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment



- chewing gum products.

Or. {DE}de

Justification

Chewing gum products do not contain significant quantities of the nutritional values relevant to the Regulation and are not intended to be eaten. Moreover, their contribution to daily calorie intake is insignificant.



Amendment 692

Kathalijne Maria Buitenweg, Carl Schlyter

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – indent 16





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

  • food in packaging or containers the largest surface of which has an area of less than 25 cm2;

deleted

Or. {EN}en

Justification

Refers to the AM on Article 17, paragraph 2a (new), where this sentence has been added in an Article, and saying that the provision of the related nutrition information via internet shall be mandatory and the information shall be available at the point of purchase.



Amendment 693

Richard Seeber

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – indent 16





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

  • food in packaging or containers the largest surface of which has an area of less than 25 cm2;

  • Food in packaging or containers the largest surface of which has an area of less than 100 cm²

Or. {EN}en

Justification

100 cm²: The proposed exemption for small packs (less than 25 cm²) is not practicable. It should be extended (100 cm²), in order to meet the requirements of the market.



Amendment 694

Avril Doyle

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – indent 16





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

  • food in packaging or containers the largest surface of which has an area of less than 25 cm2;

  • food in packaging or containers the largest surface of which, or in the case of miniature bottles the largest label of which, has an area of less than 25 cm2;

Or. {EN}en

Justification

In some sectors, particularly spirits, the sale of miniature bottles, typically of 5cl, is widespread. It is appropriate, due to their small size and role as 'taster' packs that they also benefit from the exemption from certain labelling requirements. However, bottles cannot easily be measured to determine their largest surface area. It is therefore simpler, not least for enforcement authorities, that the determining factor for an exemption should be a maximum label size.

Amendment 695



Renate Sommer

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – indent 17 a (new)





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment




- seasonal confectionery and sugar and chocolate figures.

Or. {DE}de

Justification

Clarification.



Amendment 696

Richard Seeber

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – indent 19 a b c (new)





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment




  • Assortments and giftings;




  • Mixed multi-packs;



  • Chewing gum.

Or. {EN}en

Justification

Products like assortments and giftings, mixed multi-packs and chewing gum should also be exempted.



Amendment 697

Holger Krahmer

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – indent 19 a (new)





Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment




- food without any significant nutritional value which provides less than 25 kcal and less than 3.5% of the daily requirement of salt, fat and saturates (based on average daily consumption).
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