Roger Sowry National Health Spokesperson
25 October 2001
Start needed on labelling GE food
New Zealand food companies should go ahead with labelling GM food products despite the Australia New Zealand Food
Authority ruling against the labelling provisions coming in next month, National's Health spokesperson Roger Sowry said
"It is disappointing that ANZFA did not allow the new labelling regime to come into effect on December 7, but this
shouldn't stop food businesses going ahead with labelling food.
"New Zealanders want to know what is in their food and what they are eating. It is important they are given the
opportunity to identify this so they can make choices.
"The food industry should not wait until the next deadline to think about introducing labels," Mr Sowry said.