HC Deb 08 October 1941 vol 374 cc994-5W
Mr. McKinlay

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that George Halliday, junior, 517, Maryhill Road, Glasgow, was recently prosecuted in Glasgow on a charge of having sold a can of roast pork weighing 7 ounces for 2s. 6d.; that on analysis the pork was found to contain about 17 per cent. of meat; that Halliday was acquitted on the ground that the product before reaching him had been warranted guaranteed by seven other firms since its manufacture by Sussex Canners, Limited; what steps he proposes to take to safeguard retailers and the consuming public; and whether he is now prepared to require that the containers of all canned meats and meat products shall bear a label stating clearly the meat content?

Major Lloyd George

The attention of my Department has been drawn to the prosecution referred to by my hon. Friend which was taken by the Glasgow Public Health Department. It is now an offence under the Canned Meat Products (Control and Maximum Prices) Order, 1941, for any person to sell by retail any canned meat roll or canned ready meal which is not labelled giving the description of the product, the name and address of the manufacturers, and a statement that the product complies with the statutory requirements of the Minister of Food.

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