HC Deb 15 December 1998 vol 322 c507W
Mr. Pickthall

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has in respect of the sale of uneviscerated turkeys. [62924]

Mr. Rooker

[holding answer 10 December 1998]: Farm fresh turkeys give consumers a choice and the Government would like to see traditional production of this product continue.

The Ministry will be issuing for public consultation a consultation document recommending that small off-farm poultry meat slaughterhouses should no longer be exempt from licensing. These proposals will not affect the exemption for small-scale on-farm production of traditional farm fresh turkeys.

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