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 leads calls for origin labelling for meat in processed foods

Baked Pasta Ready MealLabour MEP has led a vote in the European Parliament’s environment, health and food safety committee calling for the origin of meat in all processed foods to be clearly labelled.

Glenis Willmott MEP co-sponsored the resolution calling for mandatory country …

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Labour MEPs call on UK government to back full country of origin labelling of meat

COOL picLabour MEPs today demanded full information for consumers on where their meat comes from.

Under EU rules now coming into force, cuts of meat must label the country of origin – but the question remains how extensive that information should …

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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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Sunlight is the best disinfectant; transparency for governments and companies

file folder labeled "confidential" in filing cabinetNews of widespread state spying rightly makes us concerned.  Why are decisions about how much of our personal information governments see and store being made without our knowing?  Government policies on such important issues must be transparent.  But the problem …

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EU horsemeat tests highlight need for ‘country of origin’ food labelling

burger“We urgently need to put EU rules in place on ‘country of origin’ labelling for meat in processed foods,” said Glenis Willmott, food and health spokesperson for Labour MEPs, reacting to yesterday’s European Commission announcement revealing the results of EU-wide …

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EU origin labelling needed to restore trust in the food industry

Baked Pasta Ready MealIt is scandalous that leading food manufacturers and retailers have been selling us food containing horsemeat without our knowledge. As the affected meat had travelled around various EU countries before reaching the UK, and sixteen different EU countries are now …

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“I hope Owen Paterson will stay true to his word for honest food labelling for consumers”

Speaking after yesterday’s emergency meeting of EU ministers on the horsemeat scandal, Glenis Willmott, Leader of Labour MEPs and spokesperson for the Socialists and Democrats group in the European Parliament on food labelling, said:

“Owen Paterson is now saying that …

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Horsemeat scandal to be raised in European Parliament

Lasanga in Foil ContainerThe illegal horse-meat found in burgers, lasagnes and spaghetti Bolognese, without any labelling, shows that there are loopholes in the EU legislation and in the food traceability chain, according to Labour’s Public Health spokesperson Glenis Willmott.

She has called for 

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Origin labelling on food packaging to become Law

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands has welcomed the news that food labelling will now have to contain information about where the product came from.

Mrs Willmott, who led the campaign to have origin information put on packaging, …

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