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Consumer choice and meat and poultry originating from the UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1508: tabled on 19 July 2023

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that bolstering the UK's domestic food supply is critical in order to guarantee long-term food security, reduce carbon emissions and support farmers in Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland; further recognises the vitally important contribution agriculture makes to the UK economy; is concerned that it is more difficult for consumers to select meat and poultry which originates from the UK when shopping online at major supermarkets, compared to shopping in-store; is further concerned that the level of information and choice available to consumers when purchasing meat and poultry online varies between the platforms used by major supermarkets; believes that consumers should be able to filter for meat and poultry whose country of origin is the UK when shopping online at major supermarkets and when ordering via on-demand grocery services; and calls on the Government to introduce regulations to require that consumers have access to increased transparency regarding where meat is produced and are given the right to filter for meat and poultry originating from the UK, and where applicable from Wales, when shopping online.