Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Scotch beef could soon be on the way to the US

US food safety experts to audit Scottish beef

By Laurence Gibbons

US food safety inspectors will audit Scottish beef production following the lifting of a BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) related ban, according to Scottish food secretary Richard Lochhead.

The FSA has welcomed the prosecution of H R Jasper & Son Ltd

Food Standards Agency welcomes slaughter house prosecution

By Michael Stones

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has welcomed the successful prosecution of the Cornwall-based slaughter house H R Jasper & Son Ltd for breaching regulations introduced to control the risks from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

Cleveland Meat Company was found guilty on 12 charges and entered a guilty plea on a 13th charge

BSE breaches prompt fines for meat firm

By Rod Addy

Cleveland Meat Company faces £27,000 in fines and legal costs after being found guilty of breaching food safety rules limiting the risk of consumers’ exposure to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

Meat processors want TSE rules on sheep to be amended

'Change outdated laws designed for the BSE era'

By Rick Pendrous

Primary meat processors have called for the government to change what they consider to be “outdated regulations from the BSE era”, which apply to sheep but were originally intended to prevent people contracting diseases associated with “mad cows”.

Let them eat...anything but animal protein, said the FSA

FSA rejects EC proposals to relax animal protein ban

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) Board has rejected European Commission (EC) proposals to relax the ban on feeding animal protein to pigs, poultry and fish. The ban was introduced as a food safety control measure following the BSE crisis in cattle.

UK is missing out on lucrative overseas market for offal

UK is missing out on lucrative overseas market for offal

By Rick Pendrous

Britain’s meat processors are missing out on lucrative overseas demand for offal, it has emerged. This is particularly the case with tripe (large stomach lining) – and other so-called ‘fifth quarter’ by-products of carcass ‘deconstruction’.

Avian flu: food safety is biggest worry

Avian flu: food safety is biggest worry

By Rick Pendrous

Food safety fears could harm the poultry sector much more than animals dying or being culled if bird flu took hold in Britain, the president of the...

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