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Food Processing Industry

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what effects the current steel strike has had upon the food processing industry to date; and what are the likely repercussions upon the consumer if it continues through February.

It has had no marked effects on production. Generally, the industry's supply of cans is sufficient for its current requirements. Since there are ample stocks of canned foods, the continuation of the dispute through February should not cause immediate shortages.