Repeal food-hygiene legislation introduced by the Labour government since 1997

Why is this idea important?

The Labour government strengthened food-preparation hygiene laws.  The effect has been to make it virtually impossible for any community gathering to provide home-made food without breaking the law.  Users of church halls and community centres cannot even use the kitchen facilities to cook their own food.  Any community Christmas-carol concert that lays on mince pies and mulled wine, for example, is probably breaking the law.  Holding a childrens' birthday party in a public hall and serving a home-made cake would also be illegal.

In 1997, food poisoning levels were not especially high, and this Labour legislation has been insignificant in reducing them.  Its impact upon neighbourhood social events and community cohesion has been immense.

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