HC Deb 23 June 1977 vol 933 c508W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to introduce legislation to make it necessary for food manufacturers to specify in detail what flavourings are used in their products.

Mr. Strang

No. The Food Standards Committee is at present carrying out a full review of our labelling law, including the provision which allows flavourings forming an ingredient of some other food to be designated as "flavourings" or by their appropriate designation. My right hon. Friend the Minister will decide whether any further action is necessary when we have the Committee's advice.