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Condemned Food, Clifton Hampden

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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81.

asked the Minister of Food why public money was wasted in storing, in Birkott Loose Boxes, Clifton Hampden, 1¾ tons of Kellogg's All Bran handed over by the U.S. Army in a deteriorated condition; and why this was not immediately disposed of instead of waiting to be condemned by the health authorities as unfit for human consumption.

The small quantity of Kellogg's All Bran was included in a mixed parcel of some 25 tons of foodstuffs taken over from the U.S. Army and removed to the Ministry's depot at Clifton Hampden for sorting and disposal. The storage involved no direct charge on public funds, since a reserve of storage space including this particular depot has to be maintained against the arrival of shipments of foodstuffs.