HC Deb 23 March 1995 vol 257 cc332-3W
22. Mr. Alton

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many animals were reared in the United Kingdom last year following the incorporation of human genes in their genetic make-up; and whether he will take steps to have food products marked accordingly. [13898]

Mrs. Browning

The statistical information sought is not readily available. However, no animals containing copy genes of human origin have been cleared for food use in the UK. I can assure the hon. Member that if any such clearance was to be given, a labelling requirement would be imposed so as to allow consumers to make an informed choice.

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