11 August 1997
No change in EU tallow ban
THERE will be no immediate change to the EU ban on tallow imports – which could hit the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, and spark a trade dispute with the USA.
The ban – part of the campaign to contain BSE – will not be discussed again by EU scientific experts for a month. Although the USA, Canada and Australia claim to be BSE-free, the EU standards are so high that it is unlikely any exporter could comply with them.