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Dietary Advice

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) product ranges and (b) retailers carry the Five-A-Day logo; and if he will list the organisations that have refused to use it.[106621]

Nineteen companies have been licensed to reproduce the Five-A-Day logo and/or portion indicator on fruit and/or vegetable products, nine of which licences are for multiple product ranges.Three companies that retail fruit and vegetables nationwide and 10 local retailers have been licensed to reproduce the logo either on products or on generic promotional materials.There is no process for organisations formally to inform the Department if they do not intend to apply for a licence to use the logo. Several organisations have indicated informally that they are deferring an application until the licensing criteria are extended to cover composite foods.