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Meat (Grading)

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1950

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asked the Minister of Food what safeguard the general public have against being offered, as first-quality meat, meat which has been graded as suitable for manufacture only; and what methods of distinguishing these grades are employed.

Home-killed meat of manufacturing quality is stamped "M"; imported meat issued for manufacturing purposes can be identified by the invoice which accompanies it. My local officers are instructed to see that manufacturing quality meat is used for that purpose, and any trader selling it as ration meat would render himself liable either to prosecution under Article 6 of the Meat (Maximum Retail Prices) Order, 1949, as amended, or to the withdrawal of his manufacturing allowance.