HC Deb 17 November 1930 vol 245 cc41-2
89. Lieut.-Colonel RUGGLES-BRISE

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that under the standards of quality for jam, recently fixed by the Food Manufacturers Federation, jams made from English fruit but containing other fruit juices, acids, and artificial colours, are permitted to be described as full fruit standard, and that chemically-preserved foreign fruits and fruit juices are permitted to be included in jams so described; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?


My right hon. Friend understands that the facts are as stated. He has no control over the terms used by jam manufacturers to describe their produce, but the Food and Drugs (Adulteration) Act would enable local authorities and others to take action if by reason of ally misdescription a purchaser were supplied with an article not of the nature, substance or quality of that demanded by him.