Fresh Produce Consortium tracks legislative burden

The Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) is urging small and medium-sized fresh produce businesses to nominate what they regard as the worst EU legislative burdens.

"We want your views so that we can respond to the commission and help to remove excessive red tape," it said. Legislation covering all areas ranging from recognition of professional qualifications to energy efficiency to chemical use and food safety can be nominated.

Complaining of "a definite lack of concrete proposals" to reduce red tape, the European Commission has launched the consultation to draw up a "top ten most burdensome EU legislative acts", which it will then use "to make focused and tailor-made revisions of these acts".

Businesses can respond directly online via tinyurl.com/burdensome10 until 21 December or direct to the FPC by emailing sian@freshproduce.org.uk by 10 December.


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