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Organic/Free Range Produce

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will increase the penalties for misrepresenting (a) organic and (b) free range products. (94443)

The Organic Products Regulations and the Egg Marketing Regulations provide for penalties not exceeding level five of the standard scale. This is in line with the level for similar offences and there are currently no plans to increase the level.