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Food: Labelling

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 76030, tabled on 17 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of 25 June 2020, Official Report, column 1438, what upcoming discussions are planned with small farmers in Newcastle on the labelling consultation.

Answered on

27 July 2020

The Government has committed to a serious and rapid examination of what can be done through labelling to promote high standards and high welfare across the UK market, and to consult on this. The full consultation will be open to all interested parties, and we would welcome the views of small farmers in Newcastle to this. Following the consultation, we will consider appropriate next steps and what further engagement may be needed with the farming community.