Calm advice in dioxin scare

This piece in the Yorkshire Post expresses the complexity and confusion of the whole sad business..
If they’re worried in Yorkshire you can be sure they’re worried everywhere..

Some of the feed was sold into Northern Ireland and fed to both cattle and pigs on both sides of the border. It is unlikely any was sold into mainland Britain.
However, meat from Northern Ireland can be branded British and meat from all kinds of sources can be sold in British-branded sausages, pies and ready meals.

A spokesman for the English Beef and Lamb Executive said last night: “The bright side is that there are so many checks and balances in the system, customers can be sure that problems like these will be discovered and traced back to source and any necessary action taken. If they do not want to, they do not need to worry at all.”

..and the source of all the trouble may be local.

  • Pete Baker

    Brian

    “Some of the feed was sold into Northern Ireland and fed to both cattle and pigs on both sides of the border.”

    The Yorkshire Post is factually inaccurate.

    No contaminated feed was fed to pigs in Northern Ireland.

    And the risk of contamination in the few beef herds affected is low.

  • ulsterfan

    The farming/agricultural industry has a great ability to regularly shoot itself in both feet at the same time.
    Our patience is running out with these mistakes and the lack of control at critical points in the manufacture of feed etc.
    Too many errors creep in and this puts at risk our health.
    When things go wrong they automatically think the Government should bail them out.
    I say they should pay for their own mistakes and be held responsible for the harm/damage caused.
    A full investigation is to be carried out to see what happened.
    I dont know but am interested to learn.