HC Deb 20 December 1989 vol 164 c342W
Mr. Favell

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what initiatives he has taken in the last three months to improve the quality of beer and bakery products.

Mr. Maclean

I announced on 8 November(Offical Report,) column 676 my acceptance of the Food Advisory Committee's recommendation that approval for potassium bromate as a flour improver should be withdrawn. On the same day, draft regulations which would prohibit this use from 1 April 1990 were circulated for public comment. The brewing industry has also been asked as a matter of priority to carry out the studies requested by the Committee in order to confirm the absence of residues of bromate in malt and beer and I understand the results of this work will be available shortly.