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Food Labelling

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the House of Commons catering service is taking to ensure the countries of origin of foods are labelled on its menus and display boards.

Photo of John Thurso John Thurso Chair, Finance and Services Committee

The House of Commons catering service recognises that the provenance of foods served in its restaurants is of interest to its customers, and its sustainable food procurement policy is being updated. The service does not plan to publish as a matter of course details about the countries of origin of foods on its menus and display boards, although the provenance of the main ingredient may sometimes be indicated in the description.

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