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Food: Labelling

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of The Countess of Mar The Countess of Mar Deputy Speaker (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce a non-genetically-modified-fed labelling scheme for meat and dairy products in the United Kingdom, as was supported by Food Standards Agency research on United Kingdom consumers.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Government has no plans to introduce such a scheme. The European Commission has been reviewing the need for a harmonised European Union wide framework for labelling claims that foods have been produced without genetically modified (GM) technology and without GM animal feed. We await their report.

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