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Eggs by the dozen will NOT be banned, say Brussels after backlash by Britain

UK Daily Mail [1]
June 30 , 2010

Shoppers will not be barred from buying eggs by the dozen, politicians at the European Parliament said yesterday after fears Brussels was trying to ban the practice.

Reports suggested that the EU was planning to rule that eggs must be sold solely by weight.

But Renate Sommer, the German MEP tasked with steering food labeling legislation through the parliament, insisted this wasn’t the case.

She said: ‘Labels will still be able to indicate the number of food items in a pack, whether eggs, bread rolls or fish fingers.’

But, under proposed new rules, produce traditionally packaged and sold by number would also have to be labelled by weight.

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