25 November 1999
Hundreds defy beef-on-the-bone-ban

By Farmers Weekly staff

MORE than a thousand shoppers defied the governments beef-on-the-bone ban to dine on T-bone steaks and ribs of beef at a retail centre in Cornwall.

Customers queued at the Trago Mills store restaurant in Liskeard to buy the banned produce which was being openly sold.

Devon NFU leader Richard Haddock proclaimed the weekend sale a great success with more than 1000 T-bone steaks and countless ribs of beef sold.

Trading standards officials are believed to have bought examples of the banned meat for analysis, though so far no further action has been taken.