HC Deb 29 February 1996 vol 272 c686W
24. Mrs. Gorman

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on Government policies in respect of the labelling of soya milk. [16121]

Mrs. Browning

Since the adoption in 1987 of Community legislation prohibiting the use of dairy terms on non-dairy products, the Government have pressed the European Commission, and other member states, to allow the continued use of the term "soya milk" in the UK.

However, we have now exhausted all possibilities for securing a change in the rules and have been obliged to take the action necessary to comply with the Community legislation.

I am in contact with the industry and enforcement authorities about changing the name of the product.