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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...

Royal Assent: Backbench Business — Badger Cull (13 March 2014)

Bill Wiggin: ...why pasteurised milk and vet-inspected meat should not be available for export from vaccinated cattle. I think the House may find that it already is. After the pathetic European response to the horsemeat scandal, I do not believe that the European Union has a strong case to ban our exports. The response from the European Commission is unhelpful and is another reason why, if for no other,...

Public Bill Committee: Consumer Rights Bill: Schedule 5 - Investigatory powers etc. (11 March 2014)

Stella Creasy: ...the Bill. We are also concerned that it might conflict with other enforcement powers. For example, the Food Standards Agency has investigatory powers relating to food labelling. Everyone will remember the concerns that followed the horsemeat scandal; how would existing powers conflict with the proposals in the schedule? If the Minister will not accept our suggestion that the schedule...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food Supply (6 March 2014)

George Eustice: ...businesses to ensure that food they are supplying is safe and accurately described. Professor Elliott has said that UK consumers have access to perhaps the safest food in the world. However, the horsemeat fraud of 2013 has shown the real risk of the food industry being targeted by criminals. The Government has made it clear that all food businesses need to review their own systems and test...

Public Bill Committee: Consumer Rights Bill: Examination of Witnesses (11 February 2014)

...here. The judiciary themselves obviously play a key role in making sure that adequate sanctions are brought into place when we do bring a case through to conviction. In the food industry, with the horsemeat saga, low levels of fines are being implemented, which means that this is a lucrative revenue stream for producers in the food sector. The non-food  sector, which we are talking...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Consumer Rights Bill (28 January 2014)

George Freeman: ...the goods they are buying. In some areas, consumers do not appear to care very much, but in some, such as food, consumers are passionately interested in the source. We saw that most recently illustrated with the horsemeat scandal. Something interesting is going on: globalisation and technology are extending supply chains, but technology is also requiring, allowing and encouraging people to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food: Horsemeat (24 January 2014)

Baroness Byford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions have taken place since the discovery in January 2013 of horsemeat in food for human consumption; how many businesses are being investigated; and whether any businesses have been closed.

Public Services: Economic and Climatic Challenges — Motion to Take Note (23 January 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Harris of Haringey: ...for six days was as nothing as compared to that. So what contingency plans are in place for a major volcanic eruption with that degree of impact on our food supplies, air travel and everything else? And are we doing enough to protect food quality? We had the horsemeat scandal, which the noble Lord, Lord Rooker, referred to. That was not, on that occasion, a major risk to public health, but...

Business of the House (16 January 2014)

Albert Owen: In the light of recent food scandals, including the horsemeat scandal, may we have a debate in Government time on the importance of food labelling, which allows consumers to know what is in the products they are eating and the country of origin? Will he also join me in congratulating Halen Môn Anglesey sea salt on achieving European special status? It is a unique product from a unique...

Written Answers — Health: Beef: Horse Meat (13 January 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Mary Creagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the decision was (a) taken and (b) communicated to him that charges would not be brought against people implicated in selling horsemeat as beef.

Written Answers — Health: Horse Meat (13 January 2014)

Mary Creagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Food Standards Agency spent on (a) the sampling regime for testing for horsemeat in 2013 and (b) sampling horse carcasses for phenylbutazone residue in 2013 after the 100 per cent sampling regime was introduced.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Beef: Horse Meat (8 January 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what new safeguards his Department has put in place to ensure processed horsemeat is no longer being labelled as beef.

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] — Accident and Emergency: Food Banks (18 December 2013)

Laura Sandys: ...food sector itself. I have campaigned strongly against what we are now seeing throughout the retail sector: shrinking products, promotions that are not really promotions, and even the selling of horsemeat, which is an example of food crime. I urge the Government to set up a cross-departmental taskforce to examine the issues involved in food poverty and develop a resilient set of policies...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Food: Supply Networks (12 December 2013)

Lord de Mauley: ...the Secretary of State for Health (Jeremy Hunt) and I had asked Professor Chris Elliott to carry out an independent review into the integrity and assurance of food supply networks following the horsemeat fraud (Col. 92WS). I would like to inform the House that Professor Elliott published his interim report today, it is available at http://www.gov.uk/government/publications and copies are...

Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks (12 December 2013)

Owen Paterson: ...right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and I had asked Professor Chris Elliott to carry out an independent review into the integrity and assurance of food supply networks following the horsemeat fraud. I would like to inform the House that Professor Elliott published his interim report today, it is available at: http://www.gov.uk/government/publications and copies are being...

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