Sunday, February 17, 2013

Government were warned of carcinogenic jute in food chain

As with so much else in Britain it seems that being a Government minister is taken to mean maximise perks, pensions, arrange a lucrative post for the future and fervently hope and as far as possible cover-up any problem that arises so that it can either be pushed onto your successor or blamed upon your predecessor!

The Sky News report on the horse drug jute in the food chain is linked here and reported in the Sunday Times. The following is a brief quote from the former link:

Government ministers were warned in 2011 that horse meat was illegally entering the human food chain, it has been claimed.
John Young, a former manager at the Meat Hygiene Service, now part of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), told the Sunday Times he helped draft a letter to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in April that year. 
But he told the paper the letter to former minister Sir Jim Paice on behalf of Britain's largest horse meat exporter, High Peak Meat Exports, which warned that flesh with possible drug residue getting into food could blow up into a scandal, was ignored.



Blogger Anoneumouse said...

I am sure you mean Bute

Jute is natural fibre

12:48 PM  

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