Draft law to make listing of provenance mandatory for milk and meat

The mandatory listing of the country of origin or place of provenance for milk, sold separately or as part of dairy products, and meat is the subject of a draft law tabled in Parliament on Monday by the ministry of agricultural development and foods.

The draft law was tabled as “Transport and trade of fresh and perishable farm products and other regulations”.

Its contents include legal guidelines on conducting inspections and the fines to be levied on companies for transgressions. The fines range from 500 euros to 300,000 euros.

Butcher shops and markets that contain meat counters will be obliged to list information about the provenance of animals and the weight of the sold meat, which must also be included in the supporting documentation.