FRANCE: Meat from fighting bulls banned from dinner plates
France's food safety agency AFSSA recommended yesterday that the meat from fighting bulls be banned from the country's dinner plates. The move is the latest in a string of beef-related bans in a bid to prevent putting consumers at risk of vCJD, the human equivalent of BSE. Bullfights have occurred in the southwest and southern areas of France for over a century, but unlike the Spanish style "corrida" the majority of French bulls are not killed at the end. The meat from those that are killed however is usually boiled, and the stew is considered a national delicacy.
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