Monday, 8 July 2013

'French get a taste of our TB rosbif'

Defra, Britain's infamous agricultural ministry, does it again!

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French get a taste of our TB rosbif

Farmers in France, which is officially free of the disease, are appalled by infected meat imports

Jonathan Leake Published: 7 July 2013

France, Belgium and Holland have been officially declared free of deadly bovine TB

THE carcasses of British cattle infected with bovine TB (bTB) are being exported to France, Holland and Belgium after being sold by the government’s veterinary agency to a Somerset abattoir...

...The export of the carcasses, which do not require special labelling, is legal because the government’s scientific advisers insist the risk of humans being infected by the meat is “very low”.

Despite that, Lord Rooker, chairman of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), said this weekend that he believed such meat should be labelled to ensure purchasers knew what they were getting...