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Stored Foods (Distribution)

Volume 436: debated on Wednesday 30 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Food what quantities of tinned foods stored at his Department's depots in Wolverhampton at Broad Street and Friar Street have had to be condemned owing to failure to issue them before the safety line indicated had been reached; and what steps are being taken to see that such food is issued before expiry date thus avoiding waste of food and loss of public money.

The only foodstuffs condemned at my Department's depots at Broad Street and Friar Street, Wolverhampton, during the last six months have been seven cases of canned milk and one tin of canned potatoes. All possible steps are taken to ensure that foodstuffs in Ministry depots are distributed within the life of the goods, and the canned milk and canned potatoes had not been in store with my Department for an abnormal period.