Food: Labelling

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:14 am on 11 October 2007.

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Photo of Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Government Whip 11:14, 11 October 2007

My Lords, the noble Lord is quite correct and we must ensure that any action taken is proportionate and must be evidence-based. That is why we have transmitted the research to the European Food Safety Agency, which is undertaking further scientific research; but that is not to undervalue or underestimate the research in Southampton.