HC Deb 23 February 1989 vol 147 c793W
Mrs. Wise

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will issue instructions that no further hospitals should switch to cooked-chilled food, and that no further hospital plans should make provisions for utilising it, until further research has been carried out to establish its safety or risk.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

No. In 1980 my Department issued guidelines on cook-chill catering in the NHS and elsewhere. We remain quite satisfied that, provided these guidelines are followed, food produced by this sytem is safe.