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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:53 AM


I am after some advice on interpretation.

The food labelling regs state that potatoes soid as such must be accompamied by an indication of variety. We are producing a steam in the bag potato- no processing invovlved just fancy packaging. DOes this fall under this requirement?

My initial answer was yes, but the argument could be made that the potatoes are sold with a special cooking requirement- and therefore could be seen as a "processed" form. Any comments or advice appreciated.

Also randomly- if anyone has any links to info regarding field and glass house grown tomatoes I would appreciate it!



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Posted 03 November 2010 - 09:14 PM

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:10 PM

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I'm not a potato expert at all- but my (limited) understanding of the Labelling regs is that if the potatoes are sold 'as such' ie as potatoes then the variety must be mentioned on the packaging- where as if they only formed part of a product they did not

As i remember the whole potato singling out thing in the regs was a result of 'potato fraud'- cheaper varieties being passed off as 'king edwards' or whatever- so i guess to remain 'in the spirit of the regs' your potatoes are being sold as potatoes-therefore the variety should be mentioned- just my opinion though-and i have nothing to back it up with!!!!

Attached for info though is some FSA stuff from the great potato investigation of 2003-showing that the regs(at that point) had not really had the desired effect!!


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I may sound like a complete idiot...but actually there are a couple of bits missing

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