Livestock: Animal Feed

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 2nd May 2019.

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Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire Conservative, East Devon

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to introduce a legal definition of the term grass-fed in relation to livestock raised on pasture all of their lives.

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

The Food Information Regulations already protect consumers by stating that food information must not be misleading, in particular, as to its method of manufacture or production.

There is therefore no need for the Government to introduce further legislation to define production methods for meat or other farmed food. Producer-led accreditation schemes such as the highly respected Pasture For Life scheme provide an excellent way for farmers to market their outstanding British food.

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