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Corned Beef (Reprocessing For Pet Food)

Volume 721: debated on Monday 22 November 1965

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will specify the methods of heat treatment applied under his regulations to suspected corned beef when it is reprocessed for pet food; in particular, whether heat is applied before the cans are opened or afterwards; and if he will give an assurance that the meat is not handled before it has been heat processed.

The choice of method of processing would be for the individual pet food manufacturer. The normal process of manufacture of such meat for pet food involves heating it to a temperature sufficiently high to remove any risk.