HC Deb 08 November 1934 vol 293 cc1285-6W

asked the Minister of Health if there is any record kept of the examination of liquid eggs imported into this country as to cleanliness and bacterial content; and if he will cause an examination to be made into the question of how rapidly deterioration in these eggs takes place once the container is opened, to settle a question of such importance to the health of the community?


Imported liquid eggs are subject to inspection by the sanitary authorities of the ports of entry, but there are no records available of the results of their examinations in regard to cleanliness and bacterial content. With regard to the second part of the question, I am advised that the suggested examination would not yield any information of practical value which is not already available.