Post-Brexit shake-up in food labels will show off Britain’s ‘world-class’ products as government pushes through radical reforms for clearer packaging
- Government is working on radical reforms for clearer food labeling after Brexit
- Ministers hope that this will make it easier for consumers to choose home-grown food
- Government invites public to voice their opinion on what post-Brexit labels should look like
Shoppers will see a post-Brexit food label shake-up – with ministers determined to show off Britain’s ‘world class’ products.
The government is working on radical reforms for clearer food labeling now that the UK is free from Brussels bureaucracy.
The ministers hope that this will make it easier for consumers to choose home-grown food.
Environment Minister George Eustice yesterday launched a 12-week call for evidence for views on the reforms
But first, the government is inviting the public to give their views on what post-Brexit labels should look like.
Environment Minister George Eustice yesterday launched a 12-week call for evidence for views on the reforms.
He said: ‘British farmers produce food to an exceptionally high standard of animal welfare, and consumers expect nothing less.
“Now that we’ve left the EU, we have an opportunity to look at food labeling – and whether the information we’re giving shoppers helps them make informed choices.
“This call for evidence is a first step to ensure that we fully meet consumer needs and raise the flag for the high standards our farmers are known for.
“The change has the potential to build a better food system for people and the planet – from farm to fork.”
Ministers hope that this will make it easier for consumers to choose home-grown food
Eustice also mentioned The Mail on Sunday’s ‘War on Food Waste’ campaign, which calls on every household to reduce food waste by 30 percent to help the environment and increase the family budget.
He said: ‘I welcome The Mail on Sunday’s campaign to fight food waste and highlight the ways we can all play our part.’
Officials said last night that the proposed reforms, which will apply to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, “could enable consumers to support British farmers and improve animal welfare”.