4 December 2000
Safety should rule French beef imports

IN the light of reports of BSE-infected meat reaching supermarkets in France, who is Robin Cook to tell reporters that Britain has no intention of banning French beef imports?

Surely it is the job of the Food Standards Agency to make a statement on the safety of French beef?

The right response would be to demand the same standards imposed by the EU on beef exported by the UK as those for beef imported .
MW Fisher, Stoke Golding, Warwickshire
mwfisher@farmersweekly.net