Foodstuffs position on Palm Oil is that we want to provide
customers with information to ensure they can make an informed
choice. To this end, Foodstuffs encourages all suppliers to
voluntarily declare the use of Palm Oil in ingredient labelling.
We also encourage suppliers to source Palm Oil from a
For private label products, we are currently moving to require
suppliers to declare their use of Palm Oil. Changes in product
labelling will be gradually implemented as labelling is updated or
product supply changes, but will be fully implemented by
2015. Further, our buyers will work with suppliers towards
sustainable sourcing, whenever commercially viable.
Where our stores provide ingredient labelling on store-produced
goods, such as bakery items, we will endeavour to declare the use
of Palm Oil where it used as an ingredient. As labelling changes
can be effected more quickly for store-produced goods we will work
towards being compliant with this policy by the end of 2011.