HC Deb 02 April 1987 vol 113 c576W
Sir Richard Body

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will introduce legislation to prevent dairies or dairy farmers from adding a substance to milk to nullify the effect of antibiotics to enable it to be processed into cheese.

Mr. Gummer

[pursuant to his reply, 1st April 1987]: It is already an offence under section 2 of the Food Act 1984 to sell to the purchaser's prejudice any food which is not of the nature substance or quality demanded by the purchaser. In addition, a dairy which used a substance as described by my hon. Friend in the manufacture of cheese would contravene the more specific provisions of the Cheese Regulations 1970, as amended.