Euro MP calls for better food labels

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A Euro MP who represents Pendle is backing European Parliament calls for the European Commission to introduce new measures to improve labelling on foodstuffs containing processed meat.

The measures would oblige producers of processed products such as lasagne and cottage pie to give clear information on labels about the country of origin of the meat content.

Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim is supporting the measures as a major step forward for transparency and consumer choice.

He said: “We all recall the horse-meat scandal in 2013 which was down to fraud rather than a lack of labelling.

“However, it highlighted that consumers want to have the fullest information practically possible about what they are eating and where it comes from.”