Thursday, 28 November 2013

MRSA turkeys: Why is it secret?

Not our headline but the Daily Mail.

It is the right question and one we can answer easily.

The government are prepared to sacrifice the poultry industry, and risk public health, to hide up corruption and incompetence in the management of the state veterinary service over the last fifteen years or more.

Not naming the farm, endangers the sales from all other poultry farms: indeed the whole retail operation at the crucial time of year.

Doubtless they will compensate any victims using taxpayers' money in secret with gagging clauses.

Full Daily Mail report here

MRSA turkeys: Why is it secret? Silence on outbreak is condemned by food industry experts 

Food Standards Agency and Defra refuse to name East Anglia farm involved

Have also decided to allow turkeys to be sold as normal for Christmas

Food industry experts have said it is vital consumers are given full facts

PUBLISHED: 00:12, 28 November 2013 | UPDATED: 00:39, 28 November 2013

Officials are under fire for keeping details of an outbreak of the MRSA bug in Christmas turkeys secret from consumers.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Defra, the food and farming ministry, have refused to identify the East Anglia farm involved...