Results 1-20 of 257 for horsemeat
- Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Beef Cattle: Nomadic (9 September 2014)
Michelle O'Neill: ...The EU regulations suggest that you have to include where it was born, reared and slaughtered, but the beef can also now say "Irish". Full traceability is absolutely there. That was our strength during the horsemeat crisis. Minister Coveney and I are keen to make sure that there will be no interruption of that in securing an additional label. It is merely to...
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Horse Meat (9 September 2014)
George Eustice: On 4 June 2013 the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced that Professor Chris Elliott would lead an independent review of Britain’s food system in light of the horsemeat fraud. The ‘Review into the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks’ focused on consumer confidence in the authenticity of all food products and any weaknesses in food...
- Business of the House (10 September): Backbench Business — Food Fraud (8 September 2014) See 21 other results from this debate
George Eustice: ...for the great reputation of our exports, as well as for the confidence of consumers at home. I want to say a little about the action that the Government and others have already taken since the horsemeat scandal broke at the beginning of last year. First, there has been robust testing of meat by industry and by the Government, with more than 50,000 tests of processed beef products carried...
- Business of the House (4 September 2014)
Angela Eagle: ...of the House assure us that the Government will make time available for the House to discuss these important matters? Today, the Government have finally decided to publish the Elliott report following the horsemeat scandal last year. The report was due in spring, and we are now in September. The food industry is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK, so it is crucial that the...
- Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Elliott Review (4 September 2014)
Elizabeth Truss: ...and copies have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. The review Professor Elliott’s final report sets out a systems approach to improve the food supply chain. As last February’s horsemeat fraud incident demonstrated, it is vital that we move towards a more open culture that allows consumers to understand where their food comes from and encourages industry to take more...
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food Supply Networks Review (3 September 2014)
Caroline Lucas: ...for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to Lord Rooker of 11 August 2014, HL1378, on the food supply networks review, for what reasons Professor Elliott's final report on horsemeat fraud and the food supply networks review has not yet been published; and if she will make a statement.
- Written Answers — Health: Horse Meat (1 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer
Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps he has taken in response to the discovery of horsemeat in other foods in 2013 to improve co-operation between Government departments on public health issues.
- 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?