HC Deb 13 December 1988 vol 143 c548W
38. Mr. Ashley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals he has received which could help to reduce the incidence of food poisoning.

Mrs. Currie

The Food Act 1984 and the Food Hygiene Regulations are being reviewed and it is proposed to include provisions giving greater control over suspect food and hazardous food premises, making food hygiene training of food handlers a statutory requirement and extending statutory temperature control of food from the catering sector to include food sold by retail.

Specific measures are of course introduced to deal with particular food poisoning problems, as in our present concern over salmonella in eggs.

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