On December 26, the French authorities announced the extension in the obligation to indicate the origin of meat and milk in the labels of the products until March 31, 2020.
This means that French processors and manufacturers that produce and sell these food products to French consumers will continue to be required to list their country of origin until March 2020.
The French authorities announced that France has been authorized to extend COOL for meat and dairy products, which means that the EU Commission has approved this extension. According to the French authorities, the objective is to improve the quality of products and increase the knowledge among consumers about what is happening with their foods.
The final goal of the French authorities is to establish EU-level regulations that regulate the way in which countries label the origin of the ingredients.
This extension takes place despite the preliminary question made to the Court of Justice of the European Union, which is pending response, based on the legal basis of French COOL.