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Food Additives

Volume 773: debated on Friday 22 November 1968

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied that food additives within the classification of pH regulators, humectants, sequestrants, propellants, glazing agents, anti-foaming agents, anti-caking agents, release agents, firming and crisping agents are not injurious to health; what control is exercised under his regulations on the quantity of additive permissible; and if he will make a statement.

The Food Additives and Contaminants Committee has recommended in its Report on Further Classes of Food Additives that statutory permitted lists should be drawn up for these additives. Comments on the Report have been invited by the 28th February next.My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Security and my right hon. Friend will then consider making regulations under the procedure laid down by the Food and Drugs Act, 1955.