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Food Poisoning

Volume 168: debated on Wednesday 28 February 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what further action he proposes to take to reduce the number of food poisoning incidents.

The government are seeking through the Food Safety Bill to update and strengthen their powers in relation to food safety. I also refer the hon. Member to the reply of my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Health to my hon. Friend the Member for Staffordshire Moorlands (Mr. Knox), Official Report, 15 February, column 399, which referred to the response we have made to part one of the report of the Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food.