HC Deb 29 November 1927 vol 211 cc283-4W

asked the Minister of Health if he has received representations from traders or his inspectors to the effect that since 1st July there have been greater losses of bacon and ham due to decomposition than normally occur, and that such losses are attributable to the preservatives Regulations recently coming into force; and if he is inquiring into the subject?


I have received representations to this effect from certain associations representing retail traders. One of these representations relates to Continental bacon which has, in fact, for many years been free from preservatives. I am keeping the matter under observation, but I anticipate that any initial difficulties which are being experienced in regard to other imported bacon will quickly be overcome.

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