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Sheep Meat: Exports

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what rules his Department has set for the export of lamb carcases with mesenteric fat attached. (175954)

[holding answer 7 January 2008]: There are no additional export rules relating to lambs with mesenteric fat attached.

No immediate public health concern is attached to carcases dressed this way, provided both the lamb and the fat have been produced hygienically in accordance with European legislation, and passed as fit for human consumption after post mortem inspection.