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|Wednesday, November 24, 2010||13:26|
(Drinks Media Wire). The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) supports the launch today (24 November) of voluntary principles on country of origin labelling developed by the industry and facilitated by Defra.
FDF Director of Communications Julian Hunt said: “We agree that consumers should not be misled with regard to the origin of a food product and our members are committed to providing clear, honest labelling. The new voluntary principles build on current legislation to provide even clearer labelling for consumers.”
Food and Farming Minister Jim Paice said: “I’m delighted to see the food industry come together to build on good progress already made in labelling food with the country of its origin. I am pleased that a large number of food companies have already committed to follow the principles agreed today and are encouraging others to also do so. These principles will mean a consistency of information that will reduce confusion and ensure British consumers will be the best informed in Europe.”
Notes to editors: the principles for country of origin labelling can be found at: http://www.fdf.org.uk/country_of_origin_principles.aspx
For more information, please contact Nicki Hunt, Sarah Jenkinson or Rebecca Wilhelm on 020 7420 7132/31/40.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the food and drink manufacturing industry – the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. For more information about FDF and the industry we represent visit: www.fdf.org.uk
|Name: Nicki Hunt|
|Company: Food and Drink Federation (FDF)|
|Address: 6 Catherine Street - WC2B 5JJ London|
|Country: UNITED KINGDOM|
|Phone: +44 (0)20 7420 7132|
|Fax: +44 (0)20 7836 0580|