20 February 1998
Government adviser dismisses bone-in-beef ban
SIR COLIN BERRY, chairman of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides, said the
ban on bone-in-beef was unscientific and trivial.
He claimed in a speech given at the annual Sentry Farming Conference in
Cambridgeshire that the odds of contracting new variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob
Disease from the source were one in 1.2 billion.
He was highly critical of the expenditure of large sums of money on the
“prevention” of what he called non-existent health risks.
- The Scotsman 20/02/98 page 30