UK’s meat origin labelling to change

by Editor
Thursday, December 09, 2010

Great Britain’s main supermarkets agreed on a new voluntary code of conduct to introduce country of origin labelling of meat and processed meat products as well as dairy products.

At the moment the packaging of products doesn’t inform British consumers about the country of origin on meat products – with the exception of beef. The new code has been developed by the British Retail Consortium. It will force groceries in the UK to label all of their meat products according to their country of origin. Only poultry products will be excluded from this rule, as chicks just have to be raised in Great Britain. The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers as well as the National Farmers Union have welcomed the guidelines.