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star this property date less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Flour: Folic Acid more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text What progress he has made on implementing proposals for the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
unstar this property uin 907229 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government is continuing to review advice from our expert advisory groups on safe levels of folate intake. Alongside this, we will be issuing a public consultation on the issue of adding folic acid to flour. This will explore this complex issue in detail and allow us to take an informed decision on whether to introduce mandatory fortification of flour. We will announce the date for the consultation soon.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2018-10-23T16:43:47.013Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-23T16:43:47.013Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4393
star this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
862168
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Labelling more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve food labelling for people with diabetes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
unstar this property uin 132587 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-22more like thismore than 2018-03-22
star this property answer text <p>My Rt. hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has not had any recent discussions with the food and drinks industry on calorie labelling, including carbohydrate content, on pre-packaged foods or food sold in restaurants, cafes, fast food outlets and takeaways.</p><p> </p><p>The mandatory nutrient declaration for pre-packaged food must include values for carbohydrate and calories. We welcome the actions taken by responsible producers and retailers who have adopted the front of pack and out of home nutrition labelling schemes. Businesses that have adopted the front of pack nutrition labelling scheme account for approximately two thirds of the market for pre-packed foods and drinks, and around a quarter of the food consumed outside the home currently has calories labelled at the point of choice, for example on menus and menu boards. But the challenge to industry to make further progress remains.</p><p> </p><p>The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union will give us greater flexibility to determine what information should be presented on packaged food, and how it should be displayed. We want to build on the success of our current labelling scheme, and review additional opportunities to go further and ensure we are using the most effective ways to communicate information. This might include clearer visual labelling, such as teaspoons of sugar, that help consumers understand more about the sugar content in packaged food and drink.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no central assessment of the merits of introducing mandatory recommended dietary allowance guidelines on fast food packaging or in fast food outlets.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
132569 more like this
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132585 more like this
132586 more like this
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132943 more like this
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less than 2018-03-22T17:35:07.84Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-22T17:35:07.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4393
star this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
862166
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Labelling more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the food industry to adopt the front-of-pack traffic light food labelling system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
unstar this property uin 132585 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-22more like thismore than 2018-03-22
star this property answer text <p>My Rt. hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has not had any recent discussions with the food and drinks industry on calorie labelling, including carbohydrate content, on pre-packaged foods or food sold in restaurants, cafes, fast food outlets and takeaways.</p><p> </p><p>The mandatory nutrient declaration for pre-packaged food must include values for carbohydrate and calories. We welcome the actions taken by responsible producers and retailers who have adopted the front of pack and out of home nutrition labelling schemes. Businesses that have adopted the front of pack nutrition labelling scheme account for approximately two thirds of the market for pre-packed foods and drinks, and around a quarter of the food consumed outside the home currently has calories labelled at the point of choice, for example on menus and menu boards. But the challenge to industry to make further progress remains.</p><p> </p><p>The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union will give us greater flexibility to determine what information should be presented on packaged food, and how it should be displayed. We want to build on the success of our current labelling scheme, and review additional opportunities to go further and ensure we are using the most effective ways to communicate information. This might include clearer visual labelling, such as teaspoons of sugar, that help consumers understand more about the sugar content in packaged food and drink.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no central assessment of the merits of introducing mandatory recommended dietary allowance guidelines on fast food packaging or in fast food outlets.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
132569 more like this
132571 more like this
132586 more like this
132587 more like this
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132943 more like this
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less than 2018-03-22T17:35:07.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-22T17:35:07.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4393
star this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
862167
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Labelling more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage food retailers to adopt calorie labelling on menus or at the point of purchase. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
unstar this property uin 132586 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-22more like thismore than 2018-03-22
star this property answer text <p>My Rt. hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has not had any recent discussions with the food and drinks industry on calorie labelling, including carbohydrate content, on pre-packaged foods or food sold in restaurants, cafes, fast food outlets and takeaways.</p><p> </p><p>The mandatory nutrient declaration for pre-packaged food must include values for carbohydrate and calories. We welcome the actions taken by responsible producers and retailers who have adopted the front of pack and out of home nutrition labelling schemes. Businesses that have adopted the front of pack nutrition labelling scheme account for approximately two thirds of the market for pre-packed foods and drinks, and around a quarter of the food consumed outside the home currently has calories labelled at the point of choice, for example on menus and menu boards. But the challenge to industry to make further progress remains.</p><p> </p><p>The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union will give us greater flexibility to determine what information should be presented on packaged food, and how it should be displayed. We want to build on the success of our current labelling scheme, and review additional opportunities to go further and ensure we are using the most effective ways to communicate information. This might include clearer visual labelling, such as teaspoons of sugar, that help consumers understand more about the sugar content in packaged food and drink.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no central assessment of the merits of introducing mandatory recommended dietary allowance guidelines on fast food packaging or in fast food outlets.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
132569 more like this
132571 more like this
132585 more like this
132587 more like this
132888 more like this
132890 more like this
132943 more like this
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less than 2018-03-22T17:35:07.777Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-22T17:35:07.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this