Chi takes up case for Toon Beef label for Town Moor cattle

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Chi Onwurah MP for Newcastle Central today in Parliament pressed the Minister for local labelling regulations to help promote Toon Beef from the cattle who graze on the Town Moor

She believes consumers want and should have better information about the food they buy.

Chi told the House of Commons:

You might think of Newcastle upon Tyne Central as an urban constituency, but actually we produce excellent beef from the lucky cattle that graze the  nutritious grass on the stunning Town Moor.

“ We are developing Toon Beef labels, but labelling generally needs to be better if        consumers are to make informed choices.

Ms Onwurah pressed the Minister for local labelling to give shoppers more information and choice:

“ What practical measures is she taking to ensure that the voluntary and mandatory requirements she spoke of reflect regional origin and animal welfare?

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Note for Editors

1)      Chi in House of Commons making case for Toon Beef – Parliament TV link:

http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/e285a80b-db23-423f-97ea-2e312f4bb015?in=09:55:25

 

 

 

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