HC Deb 11 July 1996 vol 281 c286W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what regulations govern the labelling and selling of Scotch whisky. [35972]

Mrs. Browning

I have been asked to reply.

The Food Safety Act 1990, and regulations made under it, govern the sale of all food in Great Britain. Detailed labelling rules applicable to foods generally, including drink, are contained in the Food Labelling Regulations 1996 and the Food (Lot Marking) Regulations 1996, which implement EC requirements. In addition, EC regulation 1576/89 and the Scotch Whisky Act 1988 contain specific controls on the composition and marketing of Scotch whisky.