15 June 2001

MAFF says its OK to re-open farm shops

MAFF believes producers who want to open or re-open farm shops should be permitted to do so, as long as they are not under Form A restrictions.

In its latest Veterinary Risk Assessment document, MAFF admits there is a small risk of bringing F&M virus onto premises with farm shops. But this risk can be managed by separating customers and their vehicles from the farms livestock, it says. &#42