§ 22. Mr. Shurmer
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware that wholesale importers of eggs from Northern Ireland are removing the code labels which have been put on the boxes in accordance with the licensing conditions of the packing stations, and as a result stale eggs are being sold as fresh; and what steps he will take to stop this practice.
I have received only one report of alleged alteration of code dates on boxes of eggs from Northern Ireland. Retailers can, I think, be relied upon not to do business with those who deceive them in this way.