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Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) meat produced from cloned (i) animals and (ii) birds, (b) milk and milk products produced from cloned dairy animals and (c) eggs produced from cloned birds will have to be approved under EU Regulation 1829/2003 before entering the market in the EU. (116821)

The sale of foods and food ingredients derived from cloned animals falls within the scope of the Novel Foods Regulation (EC) 258/97. The authorisation and labelling of novel foods is decided on a case-by-case basis and no applications have been received to date for products derived from cloned animals.