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Bakery Products: Labelling

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 45032, tabled on 2 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to require retailers to display ingredients lists for bakery products that are sold unwrapped.

Answered on

16 September 2022

The UK has high standards on the information provided on food labels. Existing food labelling rules, including ingredient listing, ensure that food is produced safely and labelled effectively to enable consumers to make informed choices on the food they buy and consume. For practical reasons, there are fewer mandatory labelling rules when food is sold loose. For loose food, the name of the food and allergen information must be made available, and for loose meat products, the amount of meat in those products must be provided

The Government is committed to optimising the information that is available to consumers, and the Government Food Strategy sets out work that we will be taking forward on consumer information and transparency.