HC Deb 18 June 1951 vol 489 c1W
12. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Food if he will specify the composition of National butter, stating the proportions of the mix derived from different countries; and if he will say why he does not allow New Zealand butter to be sold as such.

Mr. Webb:

The butter purchased by my Department is issued as received from the producers, and any mixing or blending is done by the trade. The proportions vary according to the seasonal supplies from the different producing countries. There is, in fact, nothing to prevent New Zealand butter being sold as such, provided that it is also labelled "National butter," and small quantities are in fact already being sold in this way.

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