HC Deb 17 June 1958 vol 589 cc69-70W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Health if he is satisfied that Chinese white and yolk of egg, as at present imported into the United Kingdom, are fit for human consumption, in view of analytical reports to the contrary.

Mr. Walker-Smith

Bulked egg products from any source are liable to contain pathogenic organisms and, for this reason, they are sampled by port health and other local authorities for bacteriological examination. I do not think that special action in relation to Chinese egg products is required at present. The trade have arranged for dried crystalline albumen to be heat-treated before distribution.