§ 97. Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to end the danger to consumers of frozen chicken, of salmonella infection, by requiring that a warning as to length of time required for thawing out or for cooking is clearly given.
§ Dr. John Dunwoody
Chicken is a safe food provided it is cooked and handled properly; comparatively few cases of food poisoning are associated with poultry. Some firms give advice about thawing and cooking on their labels, and in co-operation with the trade we have initiated studies to establish whether specific guidance to users can be recommended for general adoption by the trade.