§ 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.