HC Deb 03 November 1920 vol 134 cc410-1W

asked the Minister of Food whether the widespread practice of adulterating foodstuffs has been brought to his notice, as shown in the recent Report issued by the Government; whether it is the case that certain firms advertising egg powders have been proved to have no eggs in their productions; and whether, seeing that this constitutes a fraud upon the public, he is prepared to institute prosecutions against such firms?


I have been asked to reply to this question which presumably refers to the First Annual Report of my Department. I am aware that certain articles are sold as egg powders although containing little or no egg. The question of prosecution in such a case is one for the consideration of the local authority in whose district the sale takes place.