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Agriculture and Food Industry — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Grantchester: ...aware of diseases crossing over into the wild population and, indeed, into the human population through zoonosis. I am very glad that the noble Lord, Lord Trees, mentioned that issue. Under the Tory-led Government the horsemeat scandal severely damaged the consumer’s confidence in the industry, and we must fix that urgently. The Elliott review into the integrity and assurance of food...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food Supply Networks Review (22 July 2014)

George Eustice: The city of London police, working with their counterparts across Europe, are taking forward complicated and far-reaching criminal investigations into the Europe-wide horsemeat fraud. During the course of his Review into the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks, Professor Elliott and his team carried out site visits, and met many industry stakeholders, regulators and consumers,...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Horse Meat (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Huw Irranca-Davies: ...ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on the investigation into criminal prosecutions as a result of the adulteration of beef products with horsemeat; and if she will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food and Drink Exports (17 July 2014)

Huw Irranca-Davies: I welcome the Secretary of State to her post and wish her well. She will know that food fraud and authenticity issues and crises, such as the horsemeat scandal, which was presided over by her predecessors, can quickly destroy the value of UK food exports and the confidence of UK consumers in our food industries. Why, then, has the final report of the Elliott review of the horsemeat scandal,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plant and Tree Health (17 July 2014)

Julie Hilling: The recent threat of ash dieback and indeed the horsemeat scandal show that the Food and Environment Research Agency plays a vital role in detecting and responding to threats to our natural environment and the food chain. Does the Secretary of State intend to continue with the privatisation of the research agency?

Business of the House: The UK’s Justice and Home Affairs Opt-outs (10 July 2014)

Theresa May: ...welcome. We are also seeking to rejoin Europol, which played a key role in helping our law enforcement agencies to fight those criminals who tried to exploit British customers by adulterating our food with horsemeat. It is doing excellent work under the leadership of its British director, Rob Wainwright. Those are just a handful of examples that illustrate why our participation in these...

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Common Agricultural Policy (7 July 2014)

Julian Sturdy: ...is not irreversible, as has been shown in the fresh fruit market, where the growth is driven largely by demand. British shoppers want to buy British produce and back British farmers, especially in the wake of the horsemeat scandal. According to a recent NFU survey, 76% of shoppers believe that supermarkets should sell more British produce. Ultimately, the best way to boost yields, increase...

Consumer Rights Bill: Second Reading (1 July 2014)

Baroness Crawley: ...vast majority of businesses. This relaxing of the focus on potentially fraudulent traders goes against the whole trend in another part of consumer protection; I am of course talking of food safety. Quite the opposite is happening there. Since the horsemeat scandal, successive government reviews, the European Commission and consumers alike are proposing more unannounced inspections and...

Business of the House (26 June 2014)

Anne McIntosh: Professor Elliott’s final report on food safety and security, which was set up following the horsemeat scandal, is expected soon. It will have great implications for shorter food supply chains, traceability and labelling. Will my right hon. Friend allow a debate in Government time on these issues once the report has been adopted by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs?

Food Poisoning — Question (24 June 2014)

Baroness Wheeler: Do the Government agree with Professor Chris Elliott, whom they commissioned to review food safety in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, that the Food Standards Agency should be given new powers to tackle fraud through a food crime unit?

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Public Opinion (17 June 2014)

George Eustice: ...into the integrity and assurance of food supply networks. The interim report was published on 12 December 2013 and the professor’s final report will be published shortly. 1 http://food.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/horsemeat-attitudesb.pdf 2 http://www.which.co.uk/news/2013/03/horsemeat-scandal-dents -trust-in-food-industry-313016/ 3 http://shoppervista.igd.com/Hub.aspx?id=4&tid=4 4...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Halal and Kosher Meat (12 June 2014)

Albert Owen: ...issue of labelling often with me and other Members. Can the Minister assure the House that his Department is doing everything it can to have clear labelling on all packaging, particularly after the horsemeat crisis and various other issues, so that we can have country of origin and even region of origin labelling on our packaging?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (12 June 2014)

Julie Elliott: ...Secretary of State enlighten us as to when we might expect the report and a statement in this House so we can discuss the issue of the protection of consumers from food fraud, as was exposed by the horsemeat incident last year?

Scottish Parliament: Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (13 May 2014)

Claudia Hamilton Beamish: ...individuals. Labelling is important. There have been many culture changes in recent years, such as with the consciousness of the welfare of chickens, which has led to free-range egg purchases. Further, the recent horsemeat scandal has shown that labelling standards must be far more proactively enforced. Millions of animals are affected by the choices that public bodies, with their...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Voice in the European Union (22 April 2014)

Clare Adamson: ...and risked leaving the UK sidelined on security issues. The UK’s influence in Europe is diminishing. In a strongly worded criticism of Tory proposals, the commissioner said that Britain’s response to the international horsemeat scandal would have been imperilled if ministers had succeeded in withdrawing from EU law and policing co-operation.

Transparency and Public Trust in Business (8 April 2014)

Lisa Nandy: ...to society. The lack of it in the financial sector in recent years continues to have huge repercussions for people in my town of Wigan, in the UK, and across the world. We saw in the recent horsemeat scandal that lack of transparency can have major implications for consumers in the UK, but it can have even greater implications for the lives of people across the world, as in the horrific...

[Dr William McCrea in the Chair] — Elliott Review and Food Crime (2 April 2014) See 14 other results from this debate

George Eustice: ...provided us with an excellent opportunity to explore the interim report on the integrity and assurance of food supply networks and for me to update colleagues on activities since the discovery of horsemeat fraud in 2013. As my hon. Friend pointed out, the horsemeat fraud incident last year inflicted considerable damage on our food industry and undermined confidence in our food. It was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Supply Networks (27 March 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

George Eustice: No, I do not agree with that. It was right to separate policy making from enforcement. The issue we had with horsemeat was not a failure of policy: it was a failure of enforcement. Since then, we have increased funding to 2.2 million to help to support local authorities to deliver the national co-ordinated food sampling programme. The Food Standards Agency is also developing a new...

Written Answers — Health: Food: Testing (24 March 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...in the UK Multi Annual National Control Plan. The costs of these areas of sampling are not individually available, although specific sampling carried out on phenylbutazone in horse livers, following the horsemeat incidents, has cost the FSA 1,033,000 from January 2013 (when 100% testing started) to February 2014. The FSA also received from the EU Commission a total of 48,500 in...

Food: Adulteration — Question (17 March 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord de Mauley: My Lords, we take the threat of food fraud very seriously. Following the horsemeat fraud last year, we have been working with industry and local authorities to improve our intelligence sharing to target sampling and enforcement better. The sampling carried out by West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service demonstrates the action being taken by local authorities across the United Kingdom to...

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