Now it has been announced that cattle in Northern Ireland (and possibly in Ireland, too) have been fed feed from the contaminated mix. We are assured all is well for beef supplies. Dairy products are not mentioned, so I hope that milk and milk products (butter, cheese, milk, processed foods) are not contaminated. When nothing is said, however, it leaves the imagination to run riot.

If the mix really was of bakery waste and confectionery waste, might it mean that cattle (strictly herbivores) have been fed animal fats and possibly gelatine, from the recycled human food waste? Yuk! I thought that practice was finished, with the BSE disaster.

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