Archive Article: 1999/04/02

2 April 1999

Conference quotes

Quotes from the Hammond Lecture, by Philip James, Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen.

l"Britain is the experimental centre for the world in terms of food safety and it is now safer to eat meat produced in Britain than any part of Europe."

l"One BSE infected animal could put 250,000 consumers at risk depending on how infective a dose of BSE is."

l"BSE is not over yet, as the Europeans have not taken it on board… It could become endemic and may be a long-standing issue especially as there is a 10% maternal transmission rate."

l"We are bound to have a series of E coli epidemics because of environmental contamination, and the solutions are not obvious."

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