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Food And Drink Imports

Volume 168: debated on Wednesday 28 February 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what precautions to check imported food and drink for contamination are in operation.

I have been asked to reply.Imported food and drink are subject to the Imported Food Regulations 1984 which require food to be sound, wholesome and fit for human consumption. Monitoring, as appropriate, to ensure that food and drink meet these criteria, is carried out by local enforcement authorities including port health authorities.