UK: Government scientist promises foot and mouth is "fully under control," farmers not so sure
Two previously infected English counties, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire were officially declared free of the foot and mouth virus yesterday, evidence, says Professor David King, that the outbreak of the disease is now "fully under control." Speaking yesterday King, the government's chief scientist, gave a positive outlook to the end of the foot and mouth epidemic. He revealed that the contentious policy of culling infected livestock within a day and animals on neighbouring farms within 48 hours was working, citing that the number of new cases being reported is falling faster than expected.
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
- Comment: Premier has more to ponder than Brexit
- Trump seen as negative for global food trade
- 2017: food policy hotspots in the UK, EU and US
- Analysis: B&G Foods balancing growth and decline
- The food market in 2017 - consumer trends and M&A
- Weetabix takeover talk gathers pace
- Nestle mum on Mead Johnson takeover talk
- Unilever rebrands I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
- Mondelez sells Vegemite to Bega
- Kellogg to slash 250 jobs