HC Deb 22 February 1954 vol 524 cc11-2W
Mr. Llewellyn

asked the Minister of Health whether he will make a statement concerning the search for tins of cream suspected of being infected with typhoid, some of which were sold in Cardiff.

Mr. Iain Macleod

From information supplied by the manufacturers and importers of this brand of cream, medical officers of health were informed of the location of wholesalers and retailers as soon as their names could be ascertained. My officers have advised them to seek the cooperation of the local trade organisations in seeing that tins do not pass into consumption, pending the results of further investigations of samples of the cream. The Press and radio announcements during the weekend also assisted in locating the cream. Although at this stage I can obviously make no prediction, I can say that up to now no case of typhoid attributable to this cream has been notified.