Farm to Fork Strategy: High-level launch event of the EU Code of Conduct on responsible food business and marketing practices

Next Monday, 5 July, the European Commission, alongside industry stakeholders, will officially launch the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices, another deliverable under the Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy.  On the occasion of the launch, a high level stakeholder event is being organised with a key note address from the Commissioner for Health and Food Stella Kyriakides, as well as video messages from the Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton. The code will be presented by Dirk Jacobs the chair of the Task Force on the Code of Conduct. This Code is an essential part of the efforts to increase the availability and affordability of healthy, sustainable food options that help reduce our overall environmental footprint. It has been developed with EU associations and companies, with active involvement and input from other stakeholders, including international organisations, NGOs, trade unions and trade associations, and together with the European Commission services. Associations and companies in the food sector that sign the code commit to accelerate their contribution to a sustainable transition.  Follow the event live on web streaming here.