HC Deb 09 February 1971 vol 811 c95W
84 and 85. Mr. Darling

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) if he will inquire into the use of codes by food manufacturers to indicate dates of manufacture of processed foods and final dates for safe consumption with a view to establishing standard codes that can be easily understood by consumers and retailers;

(2) if he will introduce legislation for the compulsory marking of dates on containers of processed foods to indicate when they can no longer be considered fresh and safe to be consumed.

Mr. Prior

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply my hon. Friend gave to the hon. Member for Wood Green (Mrs. Joyce Butler) on 8th February.—[Vol. 811, c. 61.]