An evaluation of the French experimentation of origin labelling for milk and meat used as ingredients - Analysis 142

From January 2017 to December 2018, France conducted an experimentation of mandatory origin labelling for milk and meat used as ingredients in processed foods. Consultants at ADE, Protéis and OPSIO carried out an in-depth evaluation of the application and effects of the scheme at national level. In particular, they estimated its cost for the various actors in the concerned sectors and for consumers, and the impact on purchasing behaviours. The present note sets out the main lessons learned from this evaluation.

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