Anyone in the food or restaurant business will tell you what a pain health and safety rules can be. So let’s rely instead on a bit of common sense. Just because something’s been kicking around in the fridge for a while or has passed its use by, doesn’t always mean it’s off, does it? All that scrubbing down isn’t necessary every day, surely? If you’re served something which looks or smells dodgy, take some personal responsibility and don’t eat it! OK, some people may end up in hospital or even die. But the economy will thrive and survivors will end up with stronger stomachs, better able to cope with travel to far off places. Worth a punt, Boris?
Here’s a future problem that will doubtless be kicked down the road until it becomes a crisis. There’s a whole generation who may never be able to afford to buy their own homes.