This research project aims to characterise the consumption of sheep and goat products within the UK.
In part, this study is in response to recommendations from the Core Stakeholder Group on BSE in Sheep:
<li>(R)Future risk advice from the Agency should include information on the theoretical risk from sheep and goat dairy products;
<li>(R)The Agency, with other Government departments, should commission a full audit of the uses of sheep and goat products in food and non-food products that could be infected, if the risk exists. In light of the above, this study should achieve the following three aims. </li> </ol>
<li>Focus on sheep and goat products, so that if BSE is found in sheep and/or goats, the 'at risk' products are identified.
<li>Review current meat and processed sheep and goat products available in relation to their potential quantities and distribution.
<li>Review the current production and utilisation of dairy products from sheep and goats milk.</li>
<p>Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the <a href="http://www.food.gov.uk/science/research/" target="_blank">Food Standards Agency Research webpage</a>.