Palm Oil: Labelling:Written question - 131912

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Asked by Helen Jones
(Warrington North)
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Asked on: 12 March 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Palm Oil: Labelling
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy that all products containing palm oil should be labelled as such to enable consumers to decide whether they wish to buy products containing that ingredient.
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Answered by: George Eustice
Answered on: 15 March 2018

Products containing palm oil must be labelled as such – the vegetable oil ingredient of food must now indicate the vegetable origin of the oil.

See Annex VII part A 7-8 of the 1169/2011 Regulation on the provision of food information to consumers for more information:

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/ALL/?uri=CELEX%3A32011R1169

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