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Soft Drinks (Labelling)

Volume 180: debated on Monday 12 November 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has any plans to increase labelling requirements in respect of soft drinks which claim to provide strength, energy and sporting prowess to the consumer.

The Food Advisory Committee is currently considering the question of claims as part of the review of food labelling which I announced on 15 November 1989. I expect to receive its report at the end of the year. Any proposals for further legislative controls will be the subject of wide consultation with interested parties before any new draft regulations are introduced.