Safety expert calls for end to BSE cattle culls

UK - A leading food safety expert has called for an end to cattle culling rules imposed to reduce the risk of BSE, which he claims are redundant and a waste of billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money. Professor Hugh Pennington, a world-renowned expert on food standards, says safety rules, which insist cattle aged more than 30 months be killed, have barely discernible public safety benefits, yet have so far cost the taxpayer £2.35 billion in compensation to farmers.

Source: Sunday Herald
calendar icon 9 November 2004
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