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Condemned Food, Faversham

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Food whether his attention has been drawn to the considerable quantity of foodstuffs condemned as unfit for human consumption in the borough of Faversham during April; and if he will take steps to ensure that this waste of food does not recur.

I am advised that during three months ended 31st March, 217 lb. of carcase meat, 19 stones of fish,2½ tons of cereal products, and 1,900 tins of various canned foodstuffs were condemned by the health authority for the borough of Faversham—about 2½ ounces per head of the population. All possible steps are taken to avoid waste of food, but some loss of foodstuffs in the course of distribution is quite unavoidable.