European food organisations Copa and Cogeca, Celcaa and FoodDrinkEurope have issued a Joint Statement to outline their concerns for the future of food and beverage trade.
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The European Commission recently delayed the publication of its Farm to Fork strategy until at least mid-May, and FoodDrinkEurope has responded with five key points it believes the strategy must incorporate.
The main goal for the Strategy is for a competitive industry to help Europe become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050; it will include specific measures to accompany industry's green transitions.
The letter highlights topics such as mandatory product information, for the joint benefit of citizens and businesses across the EU, and calls for further action and leadership from the European Commission to make Europe fit for the digital age.
FoodDrinkEurope has published a contribution letter which outlines how the EU food and beverage industry is contributing to becoming deforestation-free, including future plans and commitments.
With this orientation paper, FoodDrinkEurope aims to pave the way for a sustainable future with stronger links between food, people and the planet, while making recommendations for EU actions on food security and sustainability.
The FoodDrinkEurope report covers data, statistics, trends and facts from the whole EU28 food and beverage industry, which is identified by the NACE rev2 codes C10 (food and products) and C11 (beverages).
The European Commission has taken the first step towards a report on front-of-pack nutritional labelling that may ultimately see a more unified approach taken across the whole of Europe.