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Special foods require special rules


14 Jun 2012


Agriculture & Food

During a debate on proposed updating legislation on the labelling and content of baby foods and food for people with special medical needs, Portuguese GUE/NGL MEP Alda Sousa criticised the lack of readily available foods for people with health-related dietary needs.

When they are available, "these foods are considerably more expensive", she said, while stressing the fact that these "special needs are vital needs and it is not normal that there are people who can afford them and those who cannot."

"Our health cannot be put in the hands of multinationals. Europe cannot take the health of its most vulnerable citizens lightly," concluded Alda Sousa.

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