jueves, 5 de agosto de 2010

Meat from cloned animal was eaten in UK, confirms FSA.

Cloned Meat consumed in UK, FSA says its illegal

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed that meat from a cloned animal has entered the nation’s food chain and has been consumed.

An agency investigation found that two cloned bulls born in the UK have been slaughtered and meat from one of them entered the food chain in July last year. Meat from the second animal did not enter the food chain.

The investigation came after reports that products from the offspring of cloned animals had hit the market in the UK, which would have been illegal as these products would be considered ‘novel foods’ and would therefore need authorization to be sold. Novel food legislation covers food that has not been consumed to any significant degree in the EU before May 1997.

The issue made headlines in the UK last week, after an unnamed farmer told the International Herald Tribune that he was using milk from a cow bred from a clone as part of his daily production.

Aporte: Rodrigo Miranda

Fuente: http://www.foodnavigator.com

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