We want to know what we’re eating

shoppers Tom Maddick
shoppers Tom Maddick

The European Commission should introduce new measures to improve labelling on foodstuffs containing processed meat.

The measures, if pursued by the European Commission, would oblige producers of processed products such as lasagne and cottage pies to give clear information on labels about the country of origin of the meat content. Conservative MEPs are supporting the measures as a major step forward for transparency and consumer choice.

Research by the European Commission suggests more than 90% of consumer respondents consider it important meat-origin should be labelled on processed food products.

We recall the horse-meat scandal, which was down to fraud rather than a lack of labelling. It highlighted that consumers want to have the fullest information possible about what they are eating and where it comes from.

Sajjad Karim,

North West Conservative MEP