Lost in transit: Brain stem sample

September 2006
Farmers Weekly;9/8/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 10, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on the loss of a bovine brain stem sample from a slaughterhouse in Essex, England. Paul Woodford, the farmer who took care of the bovine, is faced with the responsibility of paying for the disposal of the carcass. Craig Kirby, British Meat Hygiene Service (MHS) veterinary adviser, clarifies that it is the slaughterhouse operator's responsibility to pick the sample from the slaughterhouse to the laboratory and not the MHS.


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