HC Deb 25 July 1960 vol 627 cc79-80W
44. Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what bleaching agents or improvers are in use for the treatment of flour since agene was forbidden; and what is the evidence that these are not also harmful to health.

Mr. Hare

The bleaching agents and improvers in use are chlorine dioxide, potassium bromate, potassium persulphate, benzoyl peroxide, nitrogen dioxide, chlorine and sulphur dioxide. I understand that the Food Standards Committee's Report on Bread and Flour, which I expect to receive soon, will include a study of the evidence on the question raised by the hon. Member.