Local MEP calls for country of origin labelling for milk

Union jack flag in beef

A local Euro MP has table a resolution to the European Parliament calling for all meat and dairy products to be labelled with their country of origin.

Under EU rules, it’s already mandatory to label most fresh meat with the …

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Red Tractor Week

Red Tractor Week

This week is Red Tractor Week and Labour MEPs have been celebrating the food labelling scheme, which lets consumers know that they are buying British food they can trust.

The popular red tractor label doesn’t just tell consumers that they …

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Labour MEPs vote for mandatory country of origin labelling for meat in processed food

Glenis WILLMOTT

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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Fairness should be at the heart of UK and European Policy

First published by the Lincolnshire Echo, January 2015:

ballot boxIn less than five months Britain will vote in the most significant election for a generation.  But with so much media coverage of Westminster, it’s easy to forget that many of the …

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Labour MEP welcomes compulsory palm oil labelling

Palm Oil InfographicA change in European law made by an East Midlands MEP will mean all products containing palm oil must be clearly labelled. The new requirements will come into force on 13 December and follow concerns from many consumers about unsustainable …

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Labour MEP defends traffic light labelling as Commission launches proceedings against UK

GROUP S&DA Labour MEP today attacked the European Commission’s “foolish plans” to launch proceedings against the UK for use of the traffic light food labelling system.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour MEP for the East Midlands and Labour’s European spokesperson on health …

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Labour MEP defends traffic light labelling from possible EU court case

GROUP S&DGlenis Willmott, health spokesperson for Labour MEPs, is defending the UK’s traffic light food labelling scheme amidst plans to refer it to the European Court of Justice tomorrow.

“I strongly condemn attempts to stop the traffic light scheme through a …

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Transparent labelling needed for meat slaughter

meatMany people will have heard the news today that some supermarkets are using halal meat without informing consumers. The majority of halal meat is pre-stunned before slaughter, but a small minority of halal, and a majority of kosher meat, is …

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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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