HC Deb 08 August 1940 vol 364 c445W
Mr. Gledhill

asked the Secretary of State for War what action has now been taken to supervise or prevent the waste of food in camps?

Mr. Eden

In addition to the standing responsibility of commanding officers to ensure an efficient and proper system to prevent waste, it is part of every catering adviser's duty to inspect and report all cases of waste of food, whether by over-drawal, or before or after preparation. It is also part of his duty to advise on the disposal of every form of retrievable messing by-product. Furthermore, inspectors of messing by-products for Army Commands have been authorised and are now being appointed. Their duties will begin where the catering advisers' duties finish, and will include intensified inspection and liaison between units and contractors for the sale of all fats, bones and swill.

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