HC Deb 16 May 1990 vol 172 c469W
Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he proposes to introduce regulations to prohibit or require the labelling of products from transgenic animals.

Mr. Maclean

Subject to parliamentary approval, we intend to use powers under the Food Safety Bill to introduce regulations providing for a positive approval system for any food produced by genetic manipulation techniques, including any products from transgenic animals for food use. We have also specifically asked the Food Advisory Committee to consider, on a case-by-case basis and within the context of the Food Labelling Regulations, the need for special labelling of these products following their approval.

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