Strengthening Consumer Information Requirements in the EU

Background

Consumers are increasingly mindful of environmental and social issues when buying products, emphasising the importance of information on product origin and distribution in their decision-making process.

However, they are concerned about the lack of accessible information, especially in online channels, regarding the processes involved in obtaining, producing, transforming, and marketing products.

The own-initiative opinion aims to look into how existing early warning systems for managing food risks and product safety could serve as a framework for implementing mechanisms to analyse and manage the socio-environmental traceability of products.

This approach may help identify and remove products from the market that do not comply with current legislation, addressing ecological, labour, ethical, and social concerns.

Practical Information