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Food: Labelling

Volume 712: debated on Monday 6 July 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their position on the new European Union regulations on food labelling. [HL4540]

The Government welcome the European Commission's proposal for a regulation on the provision of food information to consumers. The proposal aims to consolidate general and nutrition labelling into a single text, updating existing labelling rules to reflect changes to the food market and consumer expectations over the past 30 years.

The Government are working closely with the Commission and other member states to ensure the proposal is proportionate and helps consumers make healthier and more informed choices.