UK food labelling fast track welcomed but it’s no excuse to drop standards

Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2020
Source: 
The Beef Site

"Method of production" labelling long overdue but must not be used to justify imports of animal products produced to standards illegal in UK, says RSPCA.

The RSPCA has welcomed the government’s move to fast track a consultation on "method of production" labelling on food, but warns that it should not be used to justify the import of food produced to lower animal welfare standards.

Mandatory "method of production" labelling will help inform shoppers in supermarkets about how the animals that produce their food have been reared, giving more incentive and support to farmers to produce to higher welfare standards, but it will not stop the import of goods produced to lower welfare standards coming into the UK.

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