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Condemned Vegetables, London

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Food what were the amounts of cauliflowers or other green vegetables declared unfit for sale and consigned by the authorities in the various London wholesale markets to the waste food depots for pig and animal food during February and March, 1947; and what were the causes of this loss of human food.

The best information I can obtain is that about eight tons of green and salad vegetables, but no cauliflowers, were condemned as unfit for human food at the London wholesale markets during February and March. This loss of food was due to delays in transit during the severe weather in those months.