The European Parliament has said a resounding "no" to the sale of meat and dairy products from cloned animals in the EU.

Delivering their final verdict on the issue, MEPs also called for a ban on farming cloned animals and their offspring.

The European Parliament also moved to ban imports of products made from cloned animals, their offspring, semen and embryos.

The call comes after the US Food and Drug Administration concluded in January that meat and milk from clones of cattle, pigs and goats was safe.

The European Commission is considering the issue; in July the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said it would push for further study into food from cloned animals after claiming that current data made it impossible to decide on its safety.