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Food Imports (Standards)

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 30 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Food what steps he takes to ensure that the foodstuffs and meat that he imports into this country are comparable with the pre-war standards.

My Department tries to ensure that imports are at least up to pre-war standards of quality, by specification when buying and through inspection on arrival.

Is the Minister satisfied that the meat is adequately inspected before shipment in order to ensure that the carcases are free from disease?

They are certainly inspected, and no carcase with disease would be distributed to the public in this country.