§ Mr. Illsley
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the food products and types of food products which are made, have added to them or are constructed from(a) beef cattle offal, (b) mechanically recovered beef or beef offal and (c) beef cattle residues.
§ Mr. Maclean
The Department does not hold such information. However, all meat products offered for sale must comply with the provisions of the Food Act 1984, the Food Labelling Regulations 1984 and the Meat Products and Spreadable Fish Products Regulations 1984. In addition, the Bovine Offal (Prohibition) Regulations 1989 prohibit the sale, or use in the preparation of foods for sale for human consumption, of bovine brain, spinal cord, spleen, thymus, tonsils and intestines.