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The Quality Package. Seminarium: Livsmedelskvalitet ur olika perspektiv, Stockholm, 19.1.2011 Lars Hoelgaard, Vicegeneraldirektör. Quality Package. Discussions in EP & Council on legislative proposals. 10 Decembre. Timetable. Legislative proposals?. 2009. 2010. 2011-2012. 2008 .

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The quality package

The Quality Package

Seminarium: Livsmedelskvalitet ur olika perspektiv, Stockholm, 19.1.2011

Lars Hoelgaard, Vicegeneraldirektör


Timetable

Quality Package

Discussions in EP & Council

on legislative

proposals

10 Decembre

Timetable

Legislative proposals?

2009

2010

2011-2012

2008

Communication

Green Paper

28 May

15 Octobre


The Quality Package

EU quality schemes

Private and public initiative

Minimum requirements

Proposal on

Marketing standards

COM(2010) 738

Proposal on

Agricultural product

quality schemes

COM(2010) 733 

Guidelines on

Best practices for

Voluntary

Certification

schemes

2010/C 341/04

Guidelines on

Labelling of

foodstuffs

with PDO/PGI

ingredients

2010/C 341/04

  • - General marketing standard

  • - Place of farming

  • Lisbon alignement

  • PDO/PGI

  • TSG

  • Optional Quality Terms

    • ‘free range’ (poultry)

    • ‘first cold pressing’ (olive oil)


Agricultural product quality schemes
Agricultural Product Quality Schemes

Commission proposes to:

  • Strengthen

  • Clarify

  • Simplify

    the existing schemes (PDO/PGI, TSG, optional quality terms)


Agricultural product

quality schemes

PDO-PGI

TSG

Optional Quality

Terms

Scope

Existing terms

listed

Scope

Definitions

Definitions

Protection

Registration only

with reservation

Possibility to

reserve new terms

Relation with TM

Role of producers groups

Protection of symbols

Procedures

Controls


Guidelines on pdo pgi ingredients
Guidelines on PDO-PGI ingredients

Principle: PDO or PGI registered name may be included in the ingredients list

Registered name may be mentioned in or close to the foodstuff name but…

How to advertise an ingredient comparable to the PDO/PGI ingredient

Use of EU PDO-PGI terms, abbreviations or symbols


Marketing standards
Marketing standards

  • New General Marketing Standard (fair, sound & marketable) – apply to all products covered by the sCMO (Reg 1234/2007)

  • Existing provisions maintained & may be streamlined in the future

  • Sectoral marketing standards can be adopted by delegated acts

  • Possibility to introduce mandatory indication of Place of farming for all products:

    • on a case by case basis

    • subject to impact assessment.


Guidelines for voluntary certification schemes
Guidelines for voluntary certification schemes

Introduction & definitions

The existing legal framework

38 concrete recommendations

Inspection

&

certification

Scheme participation and development

Scheme requirements and corresponding claims

Mutual recognition,

benchmarking &

overlap with other schemes


Conclusions

  • Objective of this enhanced quality policy is to ensure the EU has the right tools to help farmers better communicating the qualities of agricultural product, and thus getting a fair price for their products.

  • Next steps:

    • Discussion in the European Parliament

    • Discussion in the Council

    • 2012 at the earliest adoption of the Regulation on agricultural product quality schemes by Council of ministers and European Parliament


Thank you for your attentionDG Agriculture and Rural Development Unit H.2 – agricultural product quality policy

DG AGRI website on Quality:http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/quality/index_en.htm


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