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Reid warns food industry over labelling

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7490.500-c (Published 04 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:500
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    Health secretary John Reid has warned the food industry that if it does not voluntarily introduce clear nutritional labelling on its products, the government will enlist the help of the European Commission to force it to comply. Dr Reid was speaking to the parliamentary health committee last week, to explain the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposals in the public health white paper, Choosing Health, published last November (BMJ 2004;329:1201, 20 Nov). Public health minister Melanie Johnson and deputy chief medical officer Fiona Adshead also attended.

    His remarks came amid …

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