19.8.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 211/44


Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (Recast)’

COM(2008) 3 final — 2008/0003 (COD)

(2008/C 211/11)

On 30 January 2008 the Council decided to consult the European Economic and Social Committee, under Article 95 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, on the

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (Recast).

Since the Committee unreservedly endorses the contents of the proposal and has already set out its views on the subject in its earlier opinion, adopted on 17 September 1986 (1), and in the opinion EESC 848/2004, adopted on 2 June 2004 (2), it decided, at its 444th plenary session, held on 22 and 23 April 2008 (meeting of 22 April 2008), by 148 votes in favour and 3 abstentions to issue an opinion endorsing the proposal and to refer to the position it had taken in the above-mentioned documents.

The opinion of the Committee on the regulatory procedure with scrutiny is currently under preparation [COM(2007) 741 final, COM(2007) 822 final, COM(2007) 824 final and COM(2008) 71 final].

 

Brussels, 22 April 2008.

The President

of the European Economic and Social Committee

Dimitris DIMITRIADIS


(1)  Opinion of the Economic and Social Committee on the Proposal for a Council Directive on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (OJ C 328 of 22.12.1986, p. 9).

(2)  Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (codified version) — COM(2004) 290 final (OJ C 241 of 28.9.2004, p. 23).