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Contaminated Feed

Volume 172: debated on Tuesday 15 May 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, further to his answer to the hon. Member for South Shields on 9 May. Official Report, column 132, whether the contamination of pig feed still affects the county of Hampshire.

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether any farms on Tyneside have received contaminated pig feed.

No farms on Tyneside are reported to have received contaminated pig feed.

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether animals other than pigs have been fed contaminated feed; and if he will make a statement.

The contaminated feed ingredient was also included in feed for sheep and dairy and beef cattle, but at lower levels from those included in pig feed. There have been no reported incidence of ill effects in animals other than pigs. Pigmeat and cows' milk samples from farms which have received contaminated feed have been tested and no evidence of any conceivable hazard to human health ensuing out of this incident has been found.