May 5, 1990. The government is again being urged to introduce licensing for all food businesses. The Institute of Food Science and Technology claims this week it is the only means of ensuring adequate food safety . Professor Arnold Bender added: In food operations not only must there be foodworthy premises, but also a person with the kind of competence which can determine precisely how the operation should be carried out to be safe, what checks should be applied and how to apply them. The Ministry has repeatedly dismissed calls for licensing on the grounds that legislation for premises is sufficient. {{COUNTERPOINT}}