HC Deb 13 January 2003 vol 397 c486W
John McDonnell

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the labelling and cooking instructions for products which may be susceptible to infection by E coli-0157. [88989]

Ms Blears

The Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food has advised on the provision of appropriate instructions for products like raw minced beef, raw minced beef products, and beefburgers. This advice is already incorporated in guidance notes to the Food LabellingRegulations and makes clear that such products should be cooked right through so the juices run clear and are not pink inside.