HC Deb 19 June 1958 vol 589 c101W
53. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Health what quantity of tinned food was destroyed last year as unfit for human consumption; what were the chief causes for the deterioration in the food; and if he will make it compulsory to have the date on which the food was packed stamped on the tins.

Mr. R. Thompson

I regret that the information asked for in the first part of the Question is not available. The chief causes for condemnation of canned food are swollen or leaking cans and faults due to damage. I do not think that any case has been established for compulsory date stamping.

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