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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Call for EU to limit trans fats

First published by The Parliament Magazine, June 2015.

Trans fatty acids (TFAs) are a particular type of unsaturated fat found in their natural form in foods obtained from ruminants, such as dairy products and meat.

Artificial, or industrially produced, …

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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 MEPs vote for tougher action on food fraud

burgerLabour MEPs last week voted for the mandatory introduction of country of origin labelling for meat contained in processed foods.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, said:

“One year on from the horsemeat scandal, Labour’s MEPs are …

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Labour MEP votes to support Fair Trade

fair trade bananEast Midlands Euro MP Glenis Willmott voted this week for new European rules that will make it easier for public authorities across the Region to buy Fair Trade produce.

Glenis said: “These new laws – for fairer public procurement –  …

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European Parliament discusses future of transfats

glenis chairToday Glenis Willmott MEP will host a session of the European Parliament’s Health Working Group, looking at the issue of transfats.

Despite being linked to a number of health problems, transfats are often added to processed foods to increase shelf …

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EU origin labelling needed to restore trust in the food industry

Baked Pasta Ready MealIt is scandalous that leading food manufacturers and retailers have been selling us food containing horsemeat without our knowledge. As the affected meat had travelled around various EU countries before reaching the UK, and sixteen different EU countries are now …

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Food for thought – MEP produces something to chew on

Labour MEP Glenis Willmott has published a briefing which aims to bring people up to date on a number of issues relating to the food we consume, and recent action at European level affecting this area of our lives.

The …

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Glenis Willmott speaks to Europarl TV on nutrition claims

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in Europe and MEP for the East Midlands, spoke to Europarl TV on this week’s vote on nutrition claims.

Glenis Willmott formed a cross-party alliance of MEPs on the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health …

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Origin labelling on food packaging to become Law

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands has welcomed the news that food labelling will now have to contain information about where the product came from.

Mrs Willmott, who led the campaign to have origin information put on packaging, …

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