HC Deb 05 December 1967 vol 755 c275W
Mr. Whitaker

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make regulations to compel suppliers of animal feedingstuffs to public analyses of the contents.

Mr. Peart

Under the Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs Act, 1926, sellers of animal feedingstuffs are already required to declare the quantity of the chief nutrients which the feed contains. The Standing Advisory Committee under the Act has recently recommended that certain additional information should be provided, and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I intend shortly to lay Regulations before the House to give effect to this advice. When these take effect sellers will be required to state the presence of any natural or synthetic hormone, and the amount of any coccidiostat or anti-blackhead drug and of certain minerals which have been introducer in the feedingstuffs during manufacture.