§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what additives are permitted for use in preserving pork products.
§ Mr. Strang:
The use of preservatives in food is controlled by the Preservatives in Food Regulations 1975, as amended. These regulations prescribe the foods which may contain permitted preservatives and the nature and proportion of those preservatives. So far as pork products, or foods in which pork products may be present, are concerned, the regulations provide as follows:
"colour" or by their appropriate designation. My right hon. Friend the Minister will decide whether any further action is necessary when we have the Committee's advice.