Food labelling fast track welcomed but it's no excuse to drop standards

Date: 
Monday, June 29, 2020
Source: 
RSPCA

We've welcomed the UK Government's move to fast track a consultation on 'method of production' labelling on food, but warn that it shouldn't 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 won't stop the import of goods produced to lower welfare standards coming into the UK.

The US has outlined its determination for a trade deal which could open the UK food market to products such as chlorinated chicken or hormone-treated beef and we're urging the UK Government to turn its promises into action and commit to protecting animal welfare standards in these talks.

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