The UK Food Standards Agency has published its report into the uses of mechanically recovered meat (MRM) from cattle between 1980 and 1995. The report was commissioned by the FSA at the request of the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee (SEAC) to discover how Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) may have got into food in the UK up to 1995. The SEAC, which comprises a group of independent experts, was set up to advise the UK government on BSE and variant Creutzfeldt Jacob Disease (vCJD).