HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 cc953-4
61. Mr. Thornton-Kemsley

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that Jaydo brand stewed steak, for which 16 points must be surrendered, and which is packed by Irish Canners, Limited, Dublin, for Jack Dolan, Limited, and inspected and passed by the Department of Agriculture, Eire, is in fact either corned beef or so like it as to be almost indistinguishable from it; and whether he will take steps to ensure that where householders have to surrender points for tinned goods, there shall be an implied warranty that the contents are correctly described on the tin.

Mr. Strachey

The Defence (Sale of Food) Regulations, 1943, apply to tinned goods, and afford consumers protection against false descriptions. I am satisfied that in this particular case the tins contain stewed steak, and not corned beef, and the contents of the tins are correctly described.

Sir R. Ross

Will the Minister advise the housewives concerned to protect themselves by buying steak from Northern Ireland, which always gives satisfaction?

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