16 March 1999
Hormone beef must be labelled — MLC

THE Meat and Livestock Commission (MLC) has called for the clear labelling of US beef produced with the help of growth hormones banned in this country.

Don Curry, MLC chairman, told an audience at the Scothot exhibition in Glasgow that labelling was essential so that consumers knew what they being offered.

Other speakers backed Mr Curry, saying that labelling would help to raise animal welfare and food safety standards throughout Europe.