§ 25. Mr. Barnes
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by what date he will take a decision on the use 726 of sodium cyclamate in food products, following the further report submitted to him by the Food Additives and Contaminants Committee.
§ Mr. Peart
The latest report published today confirms the Committee's previous advice that there would be no risk to health in allowing the use of cyclamates in food without limitation except for soft drinks and ice cream. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Health and I accept this advice and we have made regulations accordingly, which will be laid before the House early next week. They will come into force the following day in respect of tablets and on 1st December in respect of other foods. This last date is designed to ensure that when the general use of cyclamates in food is permitted they will be covered by new labelling regulations. I intend to keep the use of cyclamates in all foods under continuous review.