Submitted by Mrs L Campion
The Food Labelling Regulation 1996 requires
all foods or listed ingredients of food, which have been irradiated,
to be labelled with the words:
Irradiated or Treated with Ionising
Why has this regulation not been enforced?
We know that irradiated fruit is imported into
this country but I have never seen labels indicating irradiation.
Spanish cherries will not change their appearance for five to
six weeks after being purchased and this is how one can tell the
fruit has been treated.
If a product at the point of sale, contains
5 per cent or less of GE soya, so that this product does not require
labelling, surely this will open the way for millions more
tons of GE soya to be grown and imported into Europe?
GE-Free is the labelling that the public requires.
This means exactly what it says.
Soya derivatives such as lecithin, tofu, vegetable
protein, etc., must have the GE-Free varieties clearly labelled
Clear lettering and truthful wording is what
the general public desires, not miniscule printing and incomprehensible
Substantially Equivalent is a good example of
I wish the Agency every success and pray that
it will set an example of truth and honesty in which we can put