The Food Standards Agency has now managed to trace all of the calves born in the UK from eight embryos harvested from a cloned cow in the USA.
Four of these embryos resulted in male calves and four were female. But what has been established about where they went
• One male calf died at about one month old. No meat or products from this young animal entered the food chain and its carcass was disposed of in accordance with the law.
• Dundee Perfect was slaughtered on 27 July 2010 and its meat has been prevented from entering the food chain.
• Parable was born in May 2007 and was slaughtered 5 May 2010. The meat from this animal entered the supply chain.
• Dundee Paratrooper, was born in December 2006 and was slaughtered in July 2009. Meat from this animal entered the food chain.
• One heifer calf died at less than a month old. No meat or products from this young animal entered the food chain and its carcass was disposed of in accordance with the law.
• Dundee Paradise is alive on a UK dairy farm which has been visited by local authority officials. The FSA has been informed that there is no evidence milk from this animal has entered the food chain.
• The FSA has traced the two other cows which are being kept as part of dairy herds. At present it cannot confirm whether or not milk from these animals has entered the food chain. Local authority officials are visiting the farms on which these animals are kept.
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