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Condemned Food

Volume 476: debated on Monday 26 June 1950

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100.

asked the Minister of Food what is the approximate value of foodstuffs of all kinds condemned and destroyed in Government stores, warehouses or wharves during 1949 and from January to May, 1950.

Following is the reply:

APPROXIMATE VALUE OF FOODSTUFFS CONDEMNED AND DESTROYED IN GOVERNMENT STORES, WAREHOUSES OR WHARVES DURING 1949 AND FROM JANUARY TO MAY, 1950.
Approximate value
Calendar Year 1949January to May, 1950
££
Bacon184122
Canned fish2,2121,136
Canned fruit and vegetables7,093577
Canned Tomato puree13,500937
Dried fruit1,093477
Edible nuts1,077688
Fresh fruit, fruit pulp and fruit juices22,30014,100
Imported meats, rabbits and poultry66,80015,000
Cheese1,32864
Condensed milk2,236655
Milk powder51
Groundnut oil226
Tea2514
Coffee235
Welfare foods2,000200
Potatoes4,300
£124,614£33,971