HC Deb 29 June 1971 vol 820 cc66-7W
35. Mr. Raphael Tuck

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is satisfied that the processing of poultry manure as an animal feed destroys all salmonella and other organisms, including viruses, some of which are not killed by heat; whether he is satisfied that there is no danger from any other residues; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

My Department has undertaken and is continuing to undertake considerable experimental and investigational work on the use of dried poultry manure as animal feed. All the evidence indicates that the high temperatures used in the conversion process do destroy salmonella and other dangerous organisms, including viruses. We have found no evidence of the presence of other dangerous residues.

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