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Food: Supermarkets

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what legislation governs the provision of information by supermarkets in respect of foodstuffs (a) produced and (b) processed by them in-house. (186320)

Whether the food stuff is produced in-house by the supermarket, or manufactured independently, the information accompanying the food is governed by the Food Labelling Regulations (1996), as amended. These regulations also cover nutrition labelling. There are further regulations covering specific labelling on different commodities, such as honey or meat products.