Labour MEPs vote for mandatory country of origin labelling for meat in processed food


Labour MEPs voted today for mandatory country of origin labelling for all meat in processed food, backing stronger traceability requirements for meat in burgers, ready meals and sandwiches.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s leader in Europe and European spokesperson on food …

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Labour MEP welcomes compulsory palm oil labelling

Palm Oil InfographicA change in European law made by an East Midlands MEP will mean all products containing palm oil must be clearly labelled. The new requirements will come into force on 13 December and follow concerns from many consumers about unsustainable …

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Labour MEPs deliver cheaper roaming charges for holidaymakers

roaming charge picEast Midlands holidaymakers will be able to send home holiday snaps for less this summer, with European data roaming charges slashed in half from today.
The costs of sending texts, and making and receiving calls will also come down. And …

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Labour MEP defends traffic light labelling from possible EU court case

GROUP S&DGlenis Willmott, health spokesperson for Labour MEPs, is defending the UK’s traffic light food labelling scheme amidst plans to refer it to the European Court of Justice tomorrow.

“I strongly condemn attempts to stop the traffic light scheme through a …

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Labour MEPs vote for tougher action on food fraud

burgerLabour MEPs last week voted for the mandatory introduction of country of origin labelling for meat contained in processed foods.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, said:

“One year on from the horsemeat scandal, Labour’s MEPs are …

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European Parliament discusses future of transfats

glenis chairToday Glenis Willmott MEP will host a session of the European Parliament’s Health Working Group, looking at the issue of transfats.

Despite being linked to a number of health problems, transfats are often added to processed foods to increase shelf …

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We’re all going on a (rights guaranteed) summer holiday

S and D UK delegation (EPLP) MeetingDavid SKINNER Going on holiday to Europe this summer?   There have never been greater safeguards for people travelling from country to country, more protection against the unexpected, or more guarantees for the tourist.

There’s a whole raft of rights and benefits that …

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Label calories on alcohol, says Labour MEP

woman in a supermarket comparing two winesLabour’s leader in Europe, Glenis Willmott MEP, has called for European rules on food labelling to be extended to alcoholic drinks. Under a new EU law coming into force next year all food and non-alcoholic drinks must label ingredients and …

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Consumers want clearer food labelling

SheepA survey published this week by the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) found more than 70% of consumers would like to know the country of origin of their food, and would like this to be clearly labelled.  

The results show that …

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Anger at Tory fish vote

Consumers who want clearer food labelling will be perplexed and angry at a vote by Conservative MEPs in the European Parliament, a local MEP has said.

Glenis Willmott, who has campaigned for more transparent information on the food we buy, …

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