§ Mr. Trippier
Existing controls on foodstuffs for domestic animals and birds, for which my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is responsible, do not extend to materials supplied for feeding to wild birds. However, there are voluntary initiatives by the pet food trade aimed at preventing the supply of aflatoxin contaminated peanuts as wild bird food. My Department is shortly to discuss with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what further action, if any, may be required.