HC Deb 27 May 2004 vol 421 c1741W
Mr. Whittingdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the labelling requirements for(a) milk and (b) meat produced from animals fed on genetically modified feed. [173553]

Mr. Morley

Regulation (EC) 1829/2003 on genetically modified (GM) food and feed introduces new rules for the labelling of food and feed containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Regulation took direct and full effect in Member States from 18 April 2004.

There is no requirement under the new rules to label products such as milk or meat or eggs obtained from animals fed with GM feed as there is no GM material in these products to detect.