HC Deb 07 December 1920 vol 135 c1941W

asked the Minister of Food whether he will consider the possibility of issuing instructions that all packages of foodstuffs shall be branded or otherwise-marked with the date when put in store, and insist upon a register of entries and withdrawals of such food being kept by the Food Control Departments?


Regular returns of foodstuffs in cold stores and other warehouses are received by the Ministry of Food, and stocks of perishable foodstuffs held by the Ministry are periodically examined to ensure that they are not allowed to deteriorate. It is not proposed to add to the present arrangements any compulsory scheme for the marking of packages of foodstuffs with the date of entry into store.