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Historic Butchery Practices

Institutions
Det Norske Veritas, Ltd
Start date
2003
End date
2003
Objective
The objective of this study is to determine to what extent the activities of potential concern identified in the Queniborough report were common practice throughout the UK during the peak of the BSE epidemic (1980 to 1995).
More information
This research project aims to determine whether butchery practices prevalent in the Queniborough area, which may have resulted in the cluster of vCJD cases, were common practice in the UK.

The report by the Leicestershire Health Authority (LHA) into the cluster of vCJD cases around Queniborough concluded that there was an association with the consumption of beef purchased from butchers where there was a risk of cross-contamination of beef carcass meat with bovine brain.

Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the Food Standards Agency Research webpage.

Funding Source
Food Standards Agency
Project number
ZM0306
Categories
Prevention and Control
Bacterial Pathogens