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Salmonella

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many incidents of salmonella cultured from individual, intact eggs have occurred in the past year.

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of domestic refrigerators in preventing the growth of salmonella-causing bacteria; and if he will make a statement.

I shall make an assessment when research currently being funded by my Department has been completed. Comprehensive advice to consumers on using domestic refrigerators has already been issued in the Government's food safety booklet, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member.