MP demands tighter laws over food labelling

PUBLISHED: 11:28 09 August 2007 | UPDATED: 12:43 04 May 2010

MP Jim Paice called on the Government to support local food and described food labelling laws as a shambles . The MP for South East Cambridgeshire and farming spokesman for the Conservatives said all food should be labelled with its country of origin. He

MP Jim Paice called on the Government to support local food and described food labelling laws as a "shambles".

The MP for South East Cambridgeshire and farming spokesman for the Conservatives said all food should be labelled with its country of origin.

He told Agriculture Minister Joan Ruddock: "If you really want to promote local food, you must get a grip of our labelling rules and change them as soon as possible."

Ms Ruddock said she took the matter seriously and will do all she can to "enhance the regime".

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