Chris Williamson (Derby North, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will encourage the labelling of food products that would outline the nutritional value of cooked food for the benefit of people who have type 1 diabetes.
Daniel Poulter (Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Conservative)
The nutrients that can be declared on pre-packed food are defined in law. From 2016 all pre-packaged foods will be required to carry nutrition labelling on the back of the pack, including the energy value and the amounts of fat, saturates, carbohydrate, sugars, protein and salt.
The new EU Regulation 1169/2011 additionally allows that energy value only or energy value plus amounts of fat, saturates, sugars and salt may be voluntarily repeated on front of pack. We announced proposals for future United Kingdom arrangements on
The regulation does allow nutrition information to be provided on an ‘as consumed’, i.e. cooked basis, as long as the manufacturer gives full instructions as to how the food is prepared. We will be considering our approach to this with industry and other partners in the coming months.