19.2.2011   

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Official Journal of the European Union

C 54/34


Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on indications or marks identifying the lot to which a foodstuff belongs’

COM(2010) 506 final — 2010/0259 (COD)

(2011/C 54/09)

On 7 October 2010, the European Parliament and, on 15 October 2010, the Council decided to consult the European Economic and Social Committee, under Article 114 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), on the

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on indications or marks identifying the lot to which a foodstuff belongs

COM(2010) 506 final – 2010/0259 (COD).

Since the Committee unreservedly endorses the proposal and feels that it requires no comment on its part, it decided, at its 467th plenary session of 8 and 9 December 2010 (meeting of 8 December), by 88 votes in favour, with three abstentions, to issue an opinion endorsing the proposed text.

Brussels, 8 December 2010

The President of the European Economic and Social Committee

Staffan NILSSON