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Written Answers — Department of Health: Meat: Imports (25 Apr 2016)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government in the light of the 2013 horsemeat scandal, what steps are being taken to tighten controls on imported meat and to increase random sampling of meat in the retail and hospitality sectors.

Farm Produce (Labelling Requirements) (19 Apr 2016)

Anne Main: ...have a confusing mixture of voluntary standards bolted on to EU legislation, with some products offering greater clarity of origin and production standards than others. It took the Europe-wide scandal of horsemeat finding its way into our food chain to jolt the European Commission into action. That scandal was a big wake-up call for the meat industry EU-wide. The UK is already implementing...

Written Answers — Department of Health: National Food Crime Unit (24 Mar 2016)

Jane Ellison: ...specific instances of food crime. At the end of this year, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) will review progress on food crime, in line with Professor Elliott’s recommendations following the horsemeat incident. This review will inform decision-making about the Unit’s future form and function including the need or otherwise for the unit to establish an in-house investigative...

Written Answers — Department of Health: National Food Crime Unit (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: consumers and other interests is the greatest. At the end of this year, the Food Standards Agency will review progress on food crime, in line with Professor Elliott’s recommendations following the horsemeat incident. This review will inform decision-making about the Unit’s future form and function.

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise Bill [Lords]: Clause 4 - The SBC complaints scheme (9 Feb 2016)

Mary Creagh: I apologise to the Committee for arriving late. May I pose an alternative view? During the horsemeat scandal a stream of anonymous tip-offs came in through my email that were helpful in pointing me in the right direction of where to look to see who was putting horsemeat into the human food chain. That enabled me to ask questions in Parliament and of Ministers that revealed that a variety of...

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords] (3 Dec 2015)

Robert Jenrick:, charities are different from many other parts of our society. When large businesses get knocked by scandals, the public turn towards the little guys and confidence in them rises. If there is a horsemeat scandal at Tesco, we all go to our local butchers and sales there start to rise. Charities seem to have the inverse situation. If the big charities get hit by scandals, the little guys...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (30 Jun 2015)

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...was moved by my noble friend Lord Rooker earlier today to provide for a proportion of folic acid to be included in bread. The sort of things that trading standards officers must deal with include nuisance callers on the telephone, purveyors of horsemeat and underage purchases of alcohol. There is an excellent section within this publication entitled “Saving Lives: The Health Benefits...

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Science and Research (24 Jun 2015)

Sammy Wilson: .... Another example concerns food safety. Queen’s University took the lead in that regard. Indeed, Professor Chris Elliott of Queen’s University was asked to set up the taskforce to deal with food safety after the horsemeat scandal, and much of the research that was done at Queen’s now enables laboratories around the world to detect multiple contaminants in food. I could...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: The 2014 Government Chemist Review (9 Jun 2015)

Jo Johnson: ...Parliament. The Government Chemist is the Referee Analyst named in Acts of Parliament. The Government Chemist’s team carry out analysis in high-profile cases, for example, the measurement of horsemeat in products suspected to have been mislabelled. The Government Chemist’s work often has a critical health dimension as it used to decide whether food additives or contaminants...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Production (17 Mar 2015)

George Eustice: ...complicated supply chains. Assurance measures and traceability of produce are key to a sustainable food chain. The Government has made it clear that following the vulnerabilities highlighted by the horsemeat fraud incident all food businesses need to review their own systems and test their products to demonstrate to consumers that they are in control of their supply chains. It is in...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Place in Europe (17 Mar 2015)

Claire Baker: a number of other areas. European co-operation is important in so many areas. So many of our modern challenges—for example, internet fraud, copyright crime and human trafficking—do not recognise borders. If we look back at the horsemeat scandal a few years ago and consider the complex food systems that we now have to deal with, we see that it was a prime example of...

Bills Presented — Standardised Testing for Diabetes (People Aged 40 and Over): Horses and Ponies (Live Export) (11 Mar 2015)

Gregory Barker: ...likely to be fooled by false UK paperwork than our own abattoirs here in the UK. We are watching this happen and, it appears, doing nothing. I am afraid that this is exactly the kind of complacency that contributed to the horsemeat scandal. Horses, unlike other livestock, are relatively unregulated, so trafficking in them is easy to get away with. Organised criminals are also exploiting...

British Agriculture — Question for Short Debate (26 Feb 2015)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: ...UKIP has nothing to say about young farmers, the price of land, capital machinery investment or food quality assurance and it wants to get rid of all of these border controls and regulations. What is going to happen when we have another horsemeat scandal? Finally, UKIP seems to have nothing to say on animal welfare issues, which certainly concern the Liberal Democrats and the public, and...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Backbench business — Animal Welfare (Non-stun Slaughter) (23 Feb 2015)

Anne McIntosh: ...) and for Kettering said, and it raises questions about where this meat ends up. That is a separate source of concern. You would think, Mr Gray, that we had learned the lessons of adulterating the food chain through the horsemeat scandal, but today’s debate shows—I back up what the Minister has said previously—that any form of labelling has to be done at EU level. I hope...

CCTV in Slaughterhouses (3 Feb 2015)

Henry Smith: ...opinion it has improved welfare considerably.” The slaughter industry has not made a good name for itself. In recent years, the media have reported on: the deliberate adulteration of meat products with horsemeat; the scandalously high levels of Campylobacter in chicken; the theft of firearms from slaughterhouses; the use of a captive bolt gun to commit a murder; and a number of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Horse Meat (3 Feb 2015)

Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prosecutions have taken place in the UK as a result of horsemeat being sold as beef in the last five years.

Poultry Industry (20 Jan 2015)

Roger Williams: My hon. Friend makes a good point. Traceability, although good in the United Kingdom, is challenged by things such as the horsemeat scandal. I am sure that traceability in the US is not up to the standards that we enjoy here. Let me give the House some examples of the difference between the UK and the US. UK poultry producers have made very significant strides in the reduction of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture and Rural Development: Northern Ireland Food Animal Information System (12 Jan 2015)

Michelle O'Neill: ...full traceability for the industry, allows us to target new markets and to really showcase what we have to offer. The Member will be acutely aware that our industry was able to stand above others over the recent horsemeat issue because we had a full traceability system. That is the value of this system and why we need to procure it to make sure that we have a new system in place that will...

Pension Schemes Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (7 Jan 2015)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: My Lords, first, I thank my noble friend Lord Holmes for sharing his concerns with us. He is very much the Desert Orchid of the Government Back Benches. He steered us to removing some horsemeat from the food chain in a typically earthy metaphor, although he got mixed up later with “sunny uplands”. However, I will do what I can. I confirm that the Government are aware of this...

Serious Crime Bill [Lords] (5 Jan 2015)

Ian Paisley Jnr: is an essential industry, yet crime gangs—the very people who are also involved in smuggling fuel, tobacco and people—have now turned their attention to how they can make illicit gain from our food industry. Those involved in the horsemeat scandal that emerged just a year and a half ago operated out of Newry—the same people as have been identified operating fuel fraud...

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