Two BSE Untested Heifers Enter Food Chain

UK - Two untested heifers aged over thirty months have entered the food supply without being tested for BSE. However, the Food Standards Agency said as specified risk material (SRM) was removed in both cases it was unlikely that the heifers were infected with BSE, and any risk to human health was extremely low.
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The first heifer was slaughtered on 7 September at R W Newman & Partners abattoir, Farnborough, Hampshire aged three days over 30 months

The FSA said the error was discovered by the MHS on 8 November in the course of routine, cross-checks of slaughter and test data. By then, all the meat (including that from the cattle slaughtered one before and two after, had left the premises and subsequent checks indicate that the affected meat is no longer in the food supply chain.

The second heifer was slaughtered on 10 September at H J Hellett & Sons abattoir, Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire aged three days over 30 months.

Source: MeatInfo
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