Navigation

Skiplink Navigation

Main Features

Food labelling Migros to label products from Jewish settlements



Migros will introduce specific labels for products from East Jerusalem and the West Bank

Migros will introduce specific labels for products from East Jerusalem and the West Bank

(Keystone)

Switzerland’s largest supermarket chain, Migros, has announced it will tell its customers if products have come from Jewish settlement areas in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Migros says it wants to offer customers greater transparency because the Swiss government and the United Nations consider the settlements to be illegal under international law.

Spokeswoman Monika Weibel said on Tuesday that Migros doesn't support boycott calls by pro-Palestinian groups but does want to let customers decide which products they want to buy. She says the chain previously identified the products only as coming from Israel.

From 2013, at such time as the chain has received exact information from its suppliers, products will be labelled as originating from “East Jerusalem, Israeli settlement zone” or “West Bank, Israeli settlement zone”.  

swissinfo.ch and agencies


Links

Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line


subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.







Click here to see more newsletters

swissinfo EN

The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

Join us on Facebook!

×