Reference MAF 67/173
Title Food Control Committees Selected Minutes. Yorkshire E. and W. Sheffield 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, Letters and Statements from the Public
Civil Defence Regions Region 2: North Eastern (Leeds HQ)
Locations Sheffield, Yorkshire
Organisations British Broadcasting Corporation, County Borough Councils, Enforcement Sub-Committee, Food Control Committee


A file of documents relating to the Sheffield Food Control Committee. Subjects covered in the file include the administration of the committee, including the appointment of staff; the registration and licensing status of catering and retail establishments; the provision of commodity goods including meat, dairy, fats, sugar, clothing, and soap; the enforcement of rationing orders, including prosecutions for the supply of food without coupons; and the preservation of food, including canning and the use of home-grown fruit. Other subjects discussed include the provision of ration books, including the need for emergency books due to air-raid damage; the maximum retail prices of food; announcements of changes to rationing by the B.B.C.; the provision of nutritional foods including milk, cod liver oil, and fruit juice; the registration of consumers with retailers; and special provisions for expectant mothers, infants, children, the disabled, the sick, manufacturers, and charitable functions.


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