HC Deb 14 November 1933 vol 281 c757W

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that the Danish Ministry of Agriculture issued in 1885 an order making it compulsory that the temperature of all creamery by-products be raised to 176 degrees Fahrenheit before being returned from the butter factory to the farm; and whether, as this order has been the means of reducing the incidence of disease among the pig population of Denmark, he will issue a similar order so that immediate measures can be enforced to prevent the spread of disease from the bovine to the porcine species?


I am aware of the Danish regulations requiring dairy byproducts to be treated by heat before being sent to farms to be fed to animals. In this country the number of factories from which by-products are returned to farms is insignificant, and I think that little or no advantage would therefore be gained by the promulgation of similar regulations.