UK: Vertebral column found in Irish beef
The Food Standards Agency is investigating breaches of BSE and meat regulations following the importation of Irish beef last week. Vertebral column, classified as specified risk material - but of much lower risk than spinal cord - was found in beef shipped from Fair Oaks Foods (Carlow) Ltd in Bagenalstown, Ireland. Under European law, SRM must be removed immediately after slaughter, stained and disposed of safely.
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