World Halal Forum Europe approves EU’s rejection of Amendment 205

Amendment 205, which proposed that meat from non-stunned Kosher and Halal slaughter be labelled in a negative manner was omitted by the EU legislators at their recent council meeting on labelling on 6th December 2010.

The initial amendment, proposed in the interests of consumer information, would have required meat products derived from non-stunned animal slaughter to be labelled “Meat from non-stunned slaughter”, thereby sending a false message that this meat was somehow less ethical than non-religious products.

The proposed amendment would also have been contrary to WTO guidelines to reduce unnecessary barriers to trade, and that also do not consider customer information to be sufficient reason to enforce mandatory labelling.

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