UK: GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH LABELLING CONSULTATION

Defra are launching a consultation into food labelling at the end of this year, farming minister Victoria Victoria Prentis announced at this week’s RABDF’s virtual Business and Policy conference today. The UK currently imports 45% of its food and some is “not at the same level of where we are” [on standards], she said. “However, these do meet our safety standards. What is clear, though, is people do care about what they eat.” Separately, the government is amending the Agriculture Bill to enable more parliamentary scrutiny on trade after announcing last week that the new Trade and Agriculture Commission would become a statutory body.