§ 68. Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will seek powers to exclude dogs from food shops.
§ Mr. Alison
Under the Food Hygiene (General) Regulations, 1970, food in shops must be protected against risk of contamination and be placed out of harm's way. The regulations give local authorities adequate powers to deal with any risks resulting from dogs or other possible sources of contamination in food premises. My Department has advised local authorities to encourage food traders to display a notice asking customers not to bring their dogs into the premises.