News update:Mar 9, 2016

German egg industry advocates transparency

“Consumers should be able to recognise at first glance from which country an egg comes from and in which system it was produced, even when this concerns processed eggs’’, says Dr. Bernd Diekmann, Chairman of the Association of German Eggs (BDE) and Vice President of the Association of German Poultry Industry (ZDG).

The German egg industry favours an EU-wide origin labelling of food products that contain eggs or egg products and welcomes plans of the federal government to consider this type of extensive labelling of food.

German Egg producers asked their national government to lobby for an EU wide scheme. Any labelling should apply regardless of whether the eggs have been produced in Germany or not.

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