Cereal Products: Labelling

(asked on 2nd September 2022) - View Source

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a mandatory minimum percentage of unrefined grain ingredients in products marketed using the word wholegrain.

Answered by
Mark Spencer Portrait
Mark Spencer
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
This question was answered on 16th September 2022

The UK Government and the Devolved Administrations committed to carry out a review of Bread and Flour Regulations across the UK. The key proposals for change are outlined in a public consultation published on 1 September 2022 which is open for responses until 23 November 2022. The rules on bread flour already place restrictions on the use of the word 'wholemeal' and 'wheat germ'. The use of the term wholegrain covers a much wider range of foods and could be addressed within a planned update of existing guidance on food marketing terms.

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