24 February 1998
EU scientists back bone-in ban
EUROPEAN Union scientists appear to have endorsed the UK beef-on-the-bone ban.
They named dorsal root ganglia, connected to the spinal column, as one of four main infective areas of cattle suffering from bovine spongiform encephalopathy. This was the main reason for the UKs ban.
The European Commission will consider a report tomorrow from the scientific steering committee as it decides what to do next.