Dairy Farming

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will take steps to ensure that all milk labelling clearly states the farming methods used in production of that milk.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Food labelling rules are set at EU level and require that food information must not mislead. There are currently no milk labelling rules or criteria that define the method of farming.

The Commission is due to publish a report into the feasibility of extending mandatory country of origin labelling to milk and milk products.

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