§ 66. Mr. Parker
asked the Minister of Health if he will take steps to see that it is made an offence to display for sale any unwrapped food, unless adequately protected from infection and dirt.
§ Mr. Barber
It is already an offence under the Food Hygiene (General) Regulations, 1960, for food handlers to place food so as to involve any risk of contamination. The amendments proposed to the regulations applying to markets, stalls and mobile shops, are now with interested parties for comment, include a specific requirement to keep food under cover where reasonably necessary not only while exposed for sale but also during sale or delivery. I shall propose a similar provision in relation to other food establishments when the Food Hygiene (General) Regulations are amended.