HC Deb 09 March 1911 vol 22 c1410

asked whether, in the contemplated amendment of the law relating to the adulteration of human foods, he will consider the advisability of including within the term adulteration not merely the addition to any article of food of some extraneous matter of a possibly deleterious character, but also the abstraction from flour, milk, rice, and other natural food products of ingredients of high food value for the sake of improved appearance or increased commercial profit without any intimation to the consumer, by trade description or otherwise, that such abstraction has taken place?


The subject is one which must be considered in connection with proposals for the amendment of the Sale of Food and Drugs Acts.