Animal Products: Labelling

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve the labelling of meat and other animal products to help consumers make an informed decision about welfare standards.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

There is currently no requirement for method of production labelling. However, in the UK, farmers and food business operators have long been accustomed to voluntarily providing information to enable consumers to make informed decisions about their food choices.

Leaving the EU provides an opportunity to reconsider labelling policy.

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