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Food: Nano-capsules

Volume 715: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether legislation requires food manufacturers to indicate on the label whether nano-capsules are incorporated into food. [HL710]

European Union/United Kingdom food labelling legislation requires the indication of ingredients used in the manufacture food, but does not require specific indication of the form in which these have been added (e.g. nano-capsules). Food manufacturers are free to make this declaration on a voluntary basis, so long as this is accurate and not misleading.