§ Mr. Speller
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will set up a working party to study the packaging most effective in protecting and preserving food products.
§ Mr. Maclean
I have been asked to reply.
It is for manufacturers to decide, within the requirements of the relevant legislation, the appropriate packaging for food products. The Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food, which advises Ministers on packaging among other issues, has set up a working group to review the potential hazards of vacuum packing and associated processes.