HC Deb 06 February 1986 vol 91 c262W
Mr. Proctor

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what encouragement he gives to egg producers to avoid the use of drugs, antibiotics, synthetic additives, and colouring agents in the mash used for chicken feed; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gummer

Drugs, antibiotics and synthetic additives are only permitted for use in egg production after thorough screening for safety and efficacy as required by the Medicines Act 1968 and the Use of Feedingstuffs Regulations 1982, as amended in 1984.