HC Deb 02 June 1931 vol 253 cc40-2W

asked the Minister of Health if he will ascertain the conditions under which consignments of butter now reaching this country from Russia are produced; whether these conditions conform to the conditions re- quired in this country; and whether he will cause samples of the butter from Russia to be analysed on arrival?


As at present advised, I do not consider it necessary to make the inquiry suggested. Imported butter is subject to examination on arrival in this country under the Food and Drugs (Adulteration) Act and the Imported Food and Preservatives Regulations. Samples of recent consignments of Russian butter have been found, on analysis, to be genuine, and I am having further samples examined bacterio-logically.