Stakeholders discuss EU ecolabel for food

Developing credible criteria for a possible extension of the EU's ecolabelling scheme to food products is likely to be difficult and enforcement will require a level of expertise that is not currently available, stakeholders heard last month.

These are the main findings of a study conducted for the European Commission and presented at a meeting of the EU Ecolabelling Board on 23-24 November. A 2009 regulation governing the scheme requested such a study by the end of 2011.

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