Food: Labelling

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th September 2018.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to improve the clarification of calorific food labelling in order to achieve his Department's 2024 calorie reduction targets.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

As part of chapter 2 of the childhood obesity plan, we will be launching a consultation on introducing consistent calorie labelling for the out of home sector later this year.

We are also considering the opportunities offered by exiting the European Union, which include giving us greater flexibility to determine what information should be presented on packaged food and how it should be displayed, and we will work alongside industry and other stakeholders to decide what will be next for front of pack nutrition labelling. We want to build on the success of our current scheme and ensure we are using the most effective ways to communicate information to families.

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