BDSI raises fears over EU ingredients origins laws placing ‘unsolvable problems’ on confectionery firms

Confectionery Production
Monday, November 28, 2022
Germany’s BDSI confectionery trade body has expressed major concerns over EU plans to require origin identification for all ingredients under proposed ‘Food information ordinance’ legislation being put forward, reports Neill Barston. Bastian Fassin, Chairman of the BDSI, believes that the sector would be badly hit, as it is already facing the prospect of key labour shortages this Christmas amid the ongoing energy crisis. He said: “The demands for a comprehensive, mandatory indication of source are completely impractical, as it would lead to an unimaginable bureaucratic effort and enormous costs, and result in no added value for the companies concerned or for consumers. Public surveys clearly show that when it comes to confectionery, the taste is in the foreground and not the question of which country the in flour used in a biscuit or the sugar in a candy.”
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