HC Deb 06 March 2001 vol 364 cc186-7W
Miss McIntosh

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress there has been on enforcing accurate labelling of pigmeat products. [151671]

Ms Stuart

Legislation on false and misleading labelling is enforced by local authorities. We have issued guidelines to help enforcement officers tackle misleading origin labelling. We have also appointed a pigmeat verification officer to investigate misuse of 'British' labels on pork and pigmeat products. He has dealt with over 20 cases considered to be misleading to the consumer; in almost all cases the retailer and processor have either removed the product from the shelves or changed their labelling policy in line with Government guidelines.