HC Deb 10 July 2003 vol 408 c903W
Norman Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures are in place to enable consumers to identify food produced under high animal welfare standards. [122647]

Mr. Bradshaw

Comprehensive legislation exists to protect the welfare of all farmed animals. There are also species-specific welfare codes. There are no legislative arrangements planned or in place specifically to identify on food products the welfare conditions under which animals have been reared and slaughtered, although voluntary schemes do exist.

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