HC Deb 06 November 2001 vol 374 c151W
Mr. Wiggin

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what checks will be made on grain imports to prevent terrorists from polluting them with disease-bearing spores.[9866]

Ms Blears

I have been asked to reply.

There are extensive controls on imports of food including grain at ports of entry. In addition, the Food Standards Agency plays a full part in Government emergency planning to protect the food chain, including against terrorism.

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