HC Deb 21 May 1973 vol 857 c29W
Mr. Moate

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in view of the fact that they carry salmonella, an important cause of food poisoning, whether wild birds are included in regulations governing the importation of uncooked and partially cooked meats.

Mr. Alison

Wild birds imported for sale for human consumption are subject to the requirements of the Imported Food Regulations 1968 which broadly require that all food entering this country should be sound, wholesome and fit for human consumption. Furthermore, on entry they become subject to the Food and Drugs Act 1955, and regulations made thereunder equally designed to ensure that food is safe to eat when sold in this country.