21 April 1998
Judge rejects first beef-on-the-bone case
By FWi staff
THE law on beef on the bone was thrown into turmoil this morning (Tuesday) after a Scottish judge ruled that part of the legislation is defective.
Sheriff James Paterson dismissed the court case brought against the first person to be prosecuted for breaching the beef-on-the-bone ban. He said that some of the regulations under which the case was brought were defective.
Jim Sutherland, a hotelier in the Scottish borders, was accused of serving T-bone steak to 170 farmers at a “prohibition dinner” five days after the ban was introduced last December.