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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 5 July 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are his estimates of the number of cattle infected with BSE, which have not shown symptoms of the disease, which have entered the food chain.

No estimate has been made. The offals ban provides the necessary safeguards, should any cattle incubating the disease be slaughtered for human consumption.