HC Deb 04 April 2001 vol 366 c222W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to ensure that meat and bonemeal is not fed to pigs; what enforcement measures exist; and if he will make a statement. [156157]

Ms Quin

In March 1996 the use of mammalian meat and bonemeal (MMBM) was banned in all feed for farmed animals.

Responsibility for enforcement rests with local authorities. In addition, the State Veterinary Service carries out a feed sampling programme, which involves the collection and testing, for the presence of mammalian protein, of 20,000 feed samples a year to ensure compliance.

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