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Palm Oil: Labelling

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 131912, tabled on 12 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy that all products containing palm oil should be labelled as such to enable consumers to decide whether they wish to buy products containing that ingredient.

Answered on

15 March 2018

Products containing palm oil must be labelled as such – the vegetable oil ingredient of food must now indicate the vegetable origin of the oil.

See Annex VII part A 7-8 of the 1169/2011 Regulation on the provision of food information to consumers for more information:

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/ALL/?uri=CELEX%3A32011R1169

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