UK: Spinal cord found in imported German beef
BSE controls have detected remnants of spinal cord in two consignments of beef quarters imported into Northern Ireland from Germany, breaching EU rules. Spinal cord is on the list of specified risk material (SRM) which, under EU law, must be removed from cattle aged over 12 months immediately after slaughter. New EU-wide SRM controls came into force throughout Europe on 1st January this year.
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