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Food Standards (Monmouthshire)

Volume 148: debated on Wednesday 9 November 1921

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asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to the Report of the county analyst for Monmouthshire, under the Foods and Drugs Act, which deals with the sale of rancid butter and the sale of baking powders and self-raising flour; has his attention been called to the Resolution passed by the Monmouthshire county council that in the council's opinion it is desirable that a limit for acidity or rancidity should be fixed for butter and all fats intended for human consumption, beyond which they shall not be saleable as such unless for culinary purposes, and in which case they should be clearly so marked; that it is desirable to fix a standard for baking powder and self-raising flour; and will he therefore take the necessary action to ensure the attainment of these several objects in the interests of the health of the community?

My attention has been drawn to the matter, but I have no power to fix standards for the articles mentioned.