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Livestock: Animal Feed

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 248598, tabled on 29 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to introduce a legal definition of the term grass-fed in relation to livestock raised on pasture all of their lives.

Answered on

2 May 2019

The Food Information Regulations already protect consumers by stating that food information must not be misleading, in particular, as to its method of manufacture or production.

There is therefore no need for the Government to introduce further legislation to define production methods for meat or other farmed food. Producer-led accreditation schemes such as the highly respected Pasture For Life scheme provide an excellent way for farmers to market their outstanding British food.

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