Dáil Éireann - Volume 480 - 30 September, 1997
Written Answers - Food Labelling.
Mr. Haughey Mr. Haughey
183. Mr. Haughey asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if he will introduce legislation which would ensure clear labelling of all genetically engineered foods; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14394/97]
Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh) Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh)
Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Foods and food ingredients which have been subject to genetic engineering fall within the scope of Article 1.2 of the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 concerning novel foods and novel food ingredients. My colleague, the Minister for Health and Children, has responsibility for the implementation of this regulation, including labelling aspects, in Ireland.
Dáil Éireann 480 Written Answers Food Labelling.