Lax beef hormone tests prompt import ban call

Davies, Isabel
July 2006
Farmers Weekly;7/7/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p7
Trade Publication
The article reports on the call for the implementation of ban on all imported beef after the Soil Association highlighted figures showing that British beef is tested more comprehensively for growth products. Richard Young, policy adviser for the Soil Association, criticised the lax beef hormone tests being used on imported products. A report shows that imported beef is only tested for two growth-promoting hormones. A spokesman for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs stressed that most of the imported beef are from within the European Union.


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