HC Deb 08 December 1927 vol 211 c1595W
Lieut.-Colonel RUGGLES-BRISE

asked the Minister of Health the nature of the preservatives most commonly used in the imports into this country of dairy produce, especially as regards the following articles: butter, cheese, cream, liquid milk, and condensed milk?


Preservatives are not now allowed in any dairy produce, whether imported or produced in this country, except butter and cream, and the prohibition will apply to these articles also on the 1st January next. I am informed that, when butter or cream contains preservative, the substance used is usually a preparation of boric acid.