HC Deb 10 May 1950 vol 475 c56W
49. Mr. McGovern

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that Imperial Chemical Industries are manufacturing a product named "Edifas" and formerly called "Cellofas" edible grade; that this material is infected with bacteria; that Imperial Chemical Industries admitted that such is the case; that this material supplied to bakers is dangerous to health; and if he will take steps to prohibit its use.

Mr. F. Willey

I have heard of "Edifas" but I have no reason to believe that there is any danger to health involved in its use in foodstuffs. As all foodstuffs contain bacteria there is no particular significance in the statement that "Edifas" contains some. But if my hon. Friend has more specific information, I shall be pleased to look into the matter.