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Fluorine In Food

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 15 April 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why the presence of fluoride in certain foods and food additives is restricted by the Fluorine in Food Regulations 1959, as amended, and the Miscellaneous Additives in Food Regulations 1974, as amended.

The limits contained in these regulations reflect the advice of the Food Standards Committee in its 1957 report on fluorine, to the effect that, while it was no longer necessary to manufacture certain food ingredients from materials with high levels of fluoride, limits consistent with good manufacturing practice should nevertheless be retained.