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Study on mandatory origin labelling for milk, milk used as an ingredient and other unprocessed meats
30/05/2015

Agra CEAS Consulting was a member of the team which investigated the need for and consequences of providing mandatory origin labelling for milk, milk used as an ingredient and other unprocessed meats. Need was assessed in terms of the need for consumers to be informed while the consequences were considered in terms of the feasibility of providing this information and an analysis of the costs and benefits of the introduction of such measures, including the likely impact on the internal market and the impact on international trade. The report considered milk, milk used as an ingredient in dairy products and meat other than beef, poultry, pig and sheep and goat meat ('minor meats'). The impact of possible origin labelling was assessed for each category in terms of: consumer behaviour; the economic effects on the food supply chain; the competitiveness of enterprises; the effects on internal trade and trade with third countries; and, the administrative burden on economic operators and national authorities. The results of the study are presented in two parts: Part A – Milk and milk used as an ingredient in dairy products and Part B – Minor meats.

2686 Part A executive summary.pdf

2686 Part A main report.pdf

2686 Part B executive summary.pdf

2686 Part B main report.pdf