HC Deb 13 March 1888 vol 323 cc1061-2
MR. M'LAREN (Cheshire, Crewe)

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Whether his attention has been called to the large admixture of animal fat in the manufacture of American cheese, which enables the latter to be sold in this country as pure cheese at such prices as are injurious to the manufacture of pure cheese; and, whether he will instruct our American Consuls to inquire into, and report upon, the extent of this admixture, in order to give some reliable facts about it to the British public?


(who replied) said: The attention of the Agricultural Department has been called to this matter. The Departmental Statistical Inquiry Committee, which met in 1882, made some inquiry into the use of oleomargarine and lord in the manufacture of cheese in the United States, and the evidence) of Dr. Voelcker was taken on the subject. The Foreign Office has been asked to obtain Reports from Consular officers in the United States as to the prevalence of this adulteration in the manufacture of cheese.