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Jams (National Mark)

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 4 November 1930

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the decision of the Food Manufacturers' Association to label jam according to grade; and whether he intends to supplement this decision by the application of the national mark to jam and other forms of preserved fruit in order fully to enlighten and safeguard the consumer?

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I should be glad if means could be found by a national mark scheme to distinguish jams made from fresh home-grown fruit from other jams appearing on the market, and although ate Food Manufacturers' Federation does not favour this proposal and there are, no doubt, difficulties, I shall give the subject further consideration.