HC Deb 22 January 1947 vol 432 cc221-2
68. Mr. Randall

asked the Minister of Food if he is satisfied that human food becoming unsuitable for general consumption is despatched immediately to manufacturers for conversion into cattle food.

Mr. Strachey

Yes, Sir. Condemned foodstuffs which have no possible use for human consumption are at once either allocated to manufacturers of animal feed-ingstuffs or sold direct to farmers for feeding to their stock.

Mr. Peter Freeman

Can the Minister say whether it is the practice for food which is poisonous or in any other way deleterious to be given to animals? If it is used for food for animals, are they going to be suitable for human needs afterwards?

Mr. Strachey

No, Sir.