§ 93. Mr. Longden
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether the proposals referred to in his Department's Press notice of 27th September last for implementing the proposals of the Food Standards Committee on Food Labelling have yet become regulations; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hoy
This matter was considered by the Food Standards Committee in its Report on Food Labelling. It made no recommendation because it did not consider it to be a practical proposition. No provision for compulsory date stamping was included therefore in the proposals for new labelling regulations issued on 27th September last. Representations on these proposals, including some about date-stamping, are now being considered and I cannot yet say what the final decision will be.