Today, a new legal study is officially released by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council, highlighting the many European Union laws that are infringed by the illegal No Palm Oil labelling carried out in supermarkets in France and Belgium.
The study was conducted by the international law firm Hogan Lovells, in Brussels, and establishes further evidence that those retailers and producers using the No Palm Oil labels, are indeed in breach of EU law, and domestic French and Belgian laws.
In addition to breaching many currently existing laws on unfair competition, health claims, and others, the companies using No Palm Oil labels are already in breach of the new EU Food Information to Consumers Regulation, which comes into force on 13 December 2014.
For the full statement on the illegal labelling in France:
For the full statement on the illegal labelling in Belgium:
To read the study in full, click here.
Links to key media stories on the illegal labels:
- Malaysia Wants to End the Use of No Palm Oil
- Malaysian Palm Oil Planters Are Ready to Attack Delhaize
- Malaysian Palm Oil Planters Are Ready to Attack Delhaize and Colruyt
- Malaysian Minister Wants to Get Rid of Anti-Palm Oil Labels