Food: Labelling

Health written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment the Food Standards Agency made of (a) barcode scanners, (b) calorie calculators and (c) other electronic devices in its approach to food labelling.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

Within the context of the European Union review of food labelling, the Food Standards Agency is considering the issue of how information is presented to the consumer. Developments in new technology and their potential benefits in the provision of consumer information are one aspect of this.

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