Consumers ‘ association calls a postponement to abolish check Mark ‘unmentionable’

Consumers ‘ association calls a postponement to abolish check Mark ‘unmentionable’

The Ministry of Health, Science and Sport wants the check Mark until October 2018, a year longer than was initially said. The Consumers ‘ association calls the years of delay “unmentionable”.

“Now we are in 2017 suddenly asked to our objection to the extension of the transitional period of twelve to 24 months of support,” says Bart Combée, director of the Consumers ‘ association.

“That is really absurd. The ministry is likely to give way for a lobby of the industry. It has been determined that a transitional period of twelve months for the phasing out of the check Mark for companies is reasonable. Nobody has any appeal against that decision by registered post, so the discussion is over and out.”


The association now proposes that manufacturers from October 2017, a sticker to paste over the logo, to prevent unfair competition between companies that the Check in reasonable time have removed on their packaging, and companies that have not done.

In march last year launched the Bond campaign Away with the check Mark. In October it was announced that minister Edith Schippers an app had to develop that consumers with the appropriate information about the composition and nutritional value of products. The app, the consumer should be a more extensive opinion about what he eats.

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