Government adviser dismisses bone-in-beef ban


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

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