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Animal Welfare

Volume 503: debated on Monday 11 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the merits of implementing the European Commission's proposal for a voluntary community animal welfare label for the purposes of standardising labelling of food with animal welfare information. (308292)

The EC has outlined a number of options for animal welfare labelling in a recently published report ‘Options for animal welfare labelling and the establishment of a European network of Reference Centres for the protection and welfare of animals’. Our approach to welfare labelling will be guided by general principles which we are developing with the EC.