HC Deb 04 April 1985 vol 76 c749W
Mr. Beggs

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to amend the food labelling regulations for cheese spread so as to enable cheese manufacturers in Northern Ireland to market products of less than 10 per cent. fat content as cheese spread.

Mrs. Fenner

Cheese spread is required by the 1970 Cheese Regulations to contain not less than 20 per cent. milk fat. These regulations were the subject of a report by the Food Standards Committee in 1982 and the Government are currently preparing proposals for revised regulations which would take into account the recommendations of the committee and of last year's COMA report on diet and cardiovascular disease.