§ Mr. Gould
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) if he will take steps to require that desiccated liver powder, imported as a food product, is accompanied by the appropriate health mark;
(2) if, in the light of the recent seizure of desiccated liver powder by the London borough of Barking and Dagenham, Her Majesty's Government will seek to amend the regulatory framework for foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals so as to ensure that the future import of such a product is accompanied by appropriate documentation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Fenner
Under current legislation meat powder imported for sale for human consumption as a food product must be health marked. We are considering whether pharmaceutical products containing meat should cease to be exempt from the health marking requirement.