HC Deb 18 July 1929 vol 230 cc640-1W
Brigadier-General CLIFTON BROWN

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to a brand of tinned skimmed milk sold at 3d. per tin by a certain dairy company., labelled "Sweetened Condensed Machine-skimmed Milk, prepared in Denmark," the word "Milk" being printed in extra large type letters; whether he is aware that the analysis of this compound is as follows: specific gravity 1.34, water 27.5 per cent., total solid matter 72.5 per cent., ash 2.8 per cent., fat 65 per cent., milk sugar (lactose) 13.7 per cent., cane sugar 45.1 per cent., protein 10 per cent.; and will he introduce legislation to prohibit the placing of the word "Milk" on such compound?


My attention has not been called to the brand of condensed skimmed milk referred to by the hon. and gallant Member, but from the particulars given it would appear to conform to the standard of composition laid down for this article in the Condensed Milk Regulations. I am not prepared to introduce legislation to prohibit the use of the word "milk" as part of the description of this article, but I may refer the hon. and gallant Member to paragraph 7 of the First Schedule to the Regulations of 1923 which provides that wherever this word appears on the label of a tin of machine-skimmed milk as part of the description of the contents, it shall be immediately preceded or followed by the words "machine-skimmed."

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