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Slimming Foods

Volume 888: debated on Monday 17 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether her Department's consultant on food values has examined the food values of advertised slimming foods; and if she will make a statement.

No. As my hon. Friend knows, the Food Standards Committee is considering whether any change is needed in the regulations which control slimming claims made for food. In the course of its review the committee will, no doubt, be considering whether there is a case for specifying minimum nutritional standards for slimming foods.