Food: Labelling

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 11th October 2018.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Chair, Environmental Audit Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of labelling for non-prepackaged fresh food.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

We take the provision of information to consumers extremely seriously and it is essential that all UK consumers have complete trust in the food they are eating.

Defra is working closely with the Food Standards Agency and the Department for Health and Social Care to urgently review our approach to food labelling with the aim of strengthening the current allergen labelling framework. We are also holding talks with the Devolved Administrations to see what approach they may wish to take, as this is a devolved matter.

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