§ 38. Sir G. FOX
asked the Minister of Health the methods of preserving Russian strawberry pulp imported into this country and the measures which are taken to ensure its hygienic purity?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Mr. Shakespeare)
The only permissible chemical method of preserving strawberry pulp for importation into this country is with sulphur dioxide preservative to an amount not, exceeding 2,000 parts per million. Imported fruit pulp is liable to examination at the ports under the Imported Food Regulations, which empower the sanitary authorities to seize for destruction any articles of food which are found to be diseased, unsound, unwholesome, or unfit for consumption.
§ Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE
The Parliamentary Secretary says that fruit pulp is liable to inspection. Is that inspection effective and well carried out?