HC Deb 02 July 1969 vol 786 c415
17. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will seek powers to ensure that food described on sale as oven fresh has not been deep frozen and thawed.

Mr. Hoy

The use of the description "oven-fresh" is subject to the general control of the Food and Drugs Act, 1955, and the Trade Descriptions Act, 1968.

Mr. Turton

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is evidence that food which has been frozen twice can cause food poisoning? Will he have another look at this matter?

Mr. Hoy

I am prepared to look at it, but I remind the right hon. Gentleman that local authorities have power of enforcement and any cases of food poisoning that occur should be drawn to their attention.

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