T-bone ban lacks science, says adviser

17 February 1999

T-bone ban lacks science, says adviser

by FWi staff

THE governments Chief Scientific Adviser has told thousands of radio listeners he believes there is no scientific reason for retaining the ban on beef-on-the-bone.

In direct contradiction of agriculture minister Nick Brown, Sir Robert May said yesterday there was “not much of a case” for the ban on products such as T-bone steak.

Sir Robert told BBC radio that beef-on-the-bone remains banned for political reasons rather than any scientific evidence.

His comments also contradict advice from Liam Donaldson, the governments Chief Medical Officer, who believes the meat still poses a risk of passing BSE to humans.

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