§ Sir H. HOPE
asked the Minister of Health whether tests are applied to or analyses taken of fruit pulp imported from Russia: whether preservatives are permitted in this product and, if so, what are they and in what proportion; and what steps are taken that this foodstuff, to be used for jam making, is of a sound and wholesome character and fit for human consumption?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
All imported fruit pulp is subject to examination in this country under the Imported Food and Preservatives Regulations. The latter Regulations permit the use of sulphur dioxide in fruit intended for conversion into jam up to a maximum of 3,000 parts per million in cherries, 2,000 in strawberries and raspberries and 1,500 in other fruit. The pulp may be destroyed if found on examination in this country to be unsound or otherwise unfit for human consumption.