Genetically Modified Organisms

Department of Health written question – answered on 16th October 2014.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what requirements exist for genetically modified food to be labelled as such; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Food Standards Agency advise that European Union Regulation 1829/2003 on genetically modified (GM) food and feed, requires that food derived from GM sources must be labelled, regardless of the presence of detectable GM material in the final product or of the quantity of intentionally used GM ingredients.

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