Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2003-04
16 June 2004 Food Information: Finalised Evidence Sessions Announced

16 June 2004 Food Information: Finalised Evidence Sessions Announced

The Food Information Sub-committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has decided to hold the following oral evidence sessions in relation to its inquiry into food information. Asda has now confirmed that it is able to attend on 29 June.

Tuesday, 15 June
4.15 pm    Dr Siân Astley and Dr Nick Walton, Institute of Food Research
5.00 pm    Consumers' Association
(approx)

Tuesday, 22 June
2.45 pm    Dr Susan Jebb Medical Research Council's Human Nutrition Research Unit
3.30 pm    Sustain
(approx)
4.15 pm    NFU
(approx)
4.45 pm    Product Authentication Inspectorate
(approx)

Tuesday, 29 June
3.00 pm    The Co-op
3.30 pm    Tesco; Asda
(approx)
4.15 pm    Whitbread
(approx)
5.00 pm    McDonald's
(approx)
5.30 pm    Dr Richard Baines, Royal Agricultural College, Gloucester

Monday, 12 July
3.15 pm    Food and Drink Federation
4.00 pm    Trading Standards Institute
(approx)
4.30 pm    Food Standards Agency
(approx)

Tuesday, 20 July
4.00 pm    Lord Whitty, Minister for Food, Farming and Sustainable Energy, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Membership of the Sub-committee: Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Chairman), Ms Candy Atherton MP,  Mr David Drew, Mr Michael Jack MP, Mr Austin Mitchell MP, Joan Ruddock MP and Mr Bill Wiggin MP.

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

For the terms of reference of this inquiry please see the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee press notice, published 17 March 2004.

The Committee normally meets in a committee room in Portcullis House at Westminster. There are often last minute changes of room and meetings may be held either in the Palace of Westminster or in Portcullis House. Those wishing to attend should check the venue by calling the committee office information line the day before the hearing on 020 7219 2033.