Accredited Milk

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health – in the House of Commons on 22nd October 1942.

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Photo of Mr David Adams Mr David Adams , Consett

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that accredited milk is known to contain in many cases a variety of pathogenic organisms, and that the term "accredited" implies some special virtue, it is intended to re-designate this grade under a less misleading title?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

The principal conditions relating to accredited milk are that it should satisfy a bacteriological test for keeping quality and cleanliness and that the animals of the herd shall be subjected to a periodical clinical veterinary examination. These conditions have been unaltered for several years and should be well known, and I do not propose any alteration, at the present time, in the designation.

Photo of Mr David Adams Mr David Adams , Consett

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that every medical officer of health will refute his statement as to the cleanliness of this milk? Is it not time that we had only two grades of milk, clean and dirty?