On 7 September the European Parliament passed a resolution setting out proposals aimed at improving the functioning of the food supply chain in Europe.

The European Parliament recommended a raft of measures and urged the Commission to, amongst other things, initiate an inquiry into buyer power abuse (for example, late payments, alterations to contract terms, forced discounts and unjustified listing fees) throughout the food supply chain. It also called for the production of codes of good commercial practice backed up by compliance mechanisms and penalties to discourage unfair market behaviour. Furthermore, the European Parliament recommended that large economic entities throughout the supply chain report on their market share in key food items on an annual basis.