Is mandatory animal-welfare labelling on supermarket?


On Monday Henry Smith, the MP for Crawley asked a question about whether the Minister plans to introduce labelling in supermarket and at least one person has linked on the question and answer session to indicate that the Minister has not dealt with the request. So here is the question and the answer which comes from Mark Spencer who is the Minister of State Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The detail can be obtained from here and indeed if anyone would liked to respond with a yes or no they could do so on that link.

Henry: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to introduce mandatory animal-welfare labelling on supermarket products.

Mark: In 2021, Defra ran a call for evidence to gather data on the potential impacts of different types of labelling reform for animal welfare. We received over 1,600 responses and a summary of these responses is available on GOV.UK.

Based on the evidence provided, Defra committed in the Government’s Food Strategy to consult on improving and expanding mandatory animal welfare labelling, covering both domestic and imported products, in 2023.

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