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3. What form will the labelling take for processed goods which consist only to a limited extent of products for
which labelling is obligatory (e.g. ready meals with many additives)?

4. Have any proposals already been made for the form of labelling for the products under 1, 2 and 3, and what
information is to be provided in each case?

(98/C 82/58) WRITTEN QUESTION E-2156/97


by Hiltrud Breyer (V) to the Council
(24 June 1997)

Subject: Novel food regulation No 258/97 − Labelling

Is there any provision for involving national authorities, consumer associations and environmental groups etc. in
making and discussing proposals before the form of labelling is finally agreed?

Joint answer
to Written Questions E-2154/97 and E-2156/97
(20 October 1997)

Article 8 (3) of Regulation No 258/97, adopted by the European Parliament and the Council in accordance with
the procedure laid down in Article 189 b of the Treaty, stipulates how the detailed rules for labelling are to be
drawn up, to be supplemented in accordance with Article 7 (2).

(98/C 82/59) WRITTEN QUESTION E-2158/97


by Hiltrud Breyer (V) to the Council
(25 June 1997)

Subject: Novel food regulation No 258/97 − Unintentional inclusion in traditional foods of substances for which
labelling is obligatory

1. What procedure is to be adopted towards products which, while not consisting of genetically modified
products, may (unintentionally) contain elements of such products?

2. Is there any provision, in these cases, for monitoring and, where appropriate, labelling (e.g. honey and
honey products with pollen from transgenic plants)?

3. Are products containing pollen to be tested to ensure that consumption poses no health risk?

Answer
(20 October 1997)

The Regulation referred to by the Honourable Member was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council
in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 189b of the EC Treaty.

Article 1 of the Regulation defines its scope and, subject to the implementation of paragraph 3 thereof, does not
cover cases where foods or ingredients unintentionally fall within the categories laid down in that Article.

In any event, the general provisions of Community legislation on the control of foodstuffs (Directives
89/397/EEC (1) and 93/99/EEC (2)) still apply.

(1) OJ L 186, 30.06.1989.


(2) OJ L 290, 24.11.1993.