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Food: Packaging

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the merits of requiring food packaging to be tamper proof. (121087)

The substance and form of food packaging is the responsibility of food manufacturers.

There are no requirements under food law for packaging to be tamper proof. European Commission General Food Law Regulation 178/2002 requires that food should not be unsafe for consumption. Tamper proof packaging might help meet this requirement but this would be a decision for the business concerned.