Food: Labelling

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Lord Dykes Lord Dykes Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the support amongst European Union member states for country of origin labelling on meat, dairy and poultry products.

Photo of Baroness Thornton Baroness Thornton Government Whip, Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

There are a range of indicative views held by European Union member states on origin labelling. Detailed discussion on the review of origin labelling in the proposal for the Food Information Regulation has yet to be held. So we expect member states positions to become clearer, but there seems to be widespread support for more information for consumers.

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