UK: Government launches programme to assess health risks in FMD animal disposal
The Department of Health has established a monitoring programme to protect the public from the potential health threats posed by the mass burial pits created during the foot and mouth crisis. In a bid to contain the foot and mouth virus, the government has now slaughtered around three million animals, but disposal of the carcasses has proved problematic. Many have been rendered or burned, raising fears that carcinogenic dioxins will pollute the air. Others were placed in huge burial pits meanwhile, and experts pointed out that these held the possibility of contaminating water supplies.
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-food gives you the widest food market coverage.
Paid just-food members have unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 17 years of archives.
I am so confident you will love complete access to our content that today I can offer you 30 days access for $1.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Dean Best, editor of just-food
- 2017: three major drivers of M&A strategy
- The food market in 2017 - consumer trends and M&A
- just-food 2017 Survey - your thoughts on growth
- Food market in 2017: need-to-know US trends
- 2017 - what will shape the UK food sector?
- Premier Foods issues profit warning
- UK's Bakkavor plays down IPO "speculation"
- Kellogg to slash 250 jobs
- Mondelez sells Vegemite to Bega
- Nestle mum on Mead Johnson takeover talk