Scramble Scramble Scramble !Posted: June 28, 2010
Let’s talk about eggs ! Yes, eggs… What the connections with Europe ? Well, as it turns out, the regulation on food labeling is not only a threat to Nutella but also to the eggs by the dozen.
First, let me precise that a quick research on the Euro Parliament website didn’t lead to any text specific on the topics on eggs by the dozen… If you know of any, please, let me know.
Other than that, what I can see is just that the food labeling regulation specify that number is just not enough to indicate the quantity of a product… Obviously, it’s impossible – well, technically it is, but that would be messy – to sell egg by the kilogram (well, Tomatoes are sold by weight and nobody got a problem with that) . The natural unit to sell eggs is “one egg“, so I don’t think Europe would ever want to change that. Adding a line on the egg package saying “12 eggs, 534 milligrams” would be, I believe completely compliant with the regulation and maintain the tradition of selling eggs in full.
Really, all this story looks like a bit of an over reaction to me.