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Thursday, 14 October 1971
Page: 2464

Mr Barnard (BASS, TASMANIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   Has the National Health and Medical Research Council's recommendations on the use of mono-sodium glutenate in baby foods been written into the legislation or regulations of any, of the States or Territories of Australia.

(2)   When was this recommendation first made.

Mr Swartz - The Minister for Health has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   No. Legislation is not necessary at present as baby food manufacturers have agreed not to add mono-sodium glutamate to their baby foods.

(2)   November 1969.

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