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Food: Labelling

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received from (a) Sainsbury’s (b) Asda, (c) Tesco, (d) Waitrose and (e) Marks and Spencer on food labelling in the past 12 months. (178435)

The Food Standards Agency has consulted publicly on a number of labelling issues including the European Commission Review of Food and Nutrition Labelling legislation and other issues such as voluntary front of pack nutrition labelling and the revision of voluntary guidance on clear labelling, country of origin labelling and marketing terms. The agency has received representation both as written submissions and in face to face meetings from the named supermarkets or their representative trade associations.