Reference MAF 67/92
Title Food Control Committees Selected Minutes. Leicestershire. Leicester C.B.
Government Department Ministry of Food
Themes Rationing and Supply, Domestic Life;
Subthemes Agriculture and food supply, Rationing, licensing, and price control, Eating and cooking, Enforcement and regulation
Document Types Meeting Minutes, Reports and Surveys, Official Correspondence, Letters and Statements from the Public
Civil Defence Regions Region 3: North Midlands (Nottingham HQ)
Locations Leicester, Leicestershire
Organisations Enforcement Sub-Committee, Food Control Committee, Ministry of Food


A file of documents relating to the Leicester Food Control Committee. Subjects discussed in the file include the administration of the committee, including the employment of staff; the establishment of the Enforcement Sub-Committee; the licensing of retail and catering establishments, including traders, butchers, institutions, clubs, youth organisations, canteens, milk bars, hospitals, nurseries, cafés, and restaurants; and the provision of commodity foods, including sugar, bacon, dairy products, animal feed, fruit, bread, vegetables, and fish. Other subjects covered include the provision of information from the Ministry of Food; the preservation of food, including canning; the disposal of surplus foods; the enforcement of rationing orders, including prosecutions for offences such as overcharging and the sale of excess rations; applications for the slaughtering of pigs; the provision of ration books; the issue of damage to shops due to air raids; and appeals against the decisions of the committee.


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