Today [Wednesday] saw the first shipments of British beef leave the UK for the EU since the foot and mouth crisis struck the UK 19 months ago. The first carcasses for export left a processing facility in south Wales bound for the Netherlands. However, the BBC reported that the containers of meat were being labelled 'Welsh' instead of 'British' in a bid to deflect attention from the still stigmatised British beef. However, those who followed the outbreak closely will know that farms in Wales were as badly affected as those in other areas of Great Britain.