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Caithness News Bulletins March 2005
FAR NORTH MSP COMMENTS ON BSE SCARE
Reacting to the reports that BSE infected meat may have entered the food chain through the former Wick abattoir, Far North MSP Jamie Stone said: "This is very concerning news. It is vital that consumers are confident that Scottish beef is safe. "Along with many others, I raised strong concerns three years ago following the award of the vet service contract to a firm in Leeds. "This decision ended the contract with local vets who had provided and excellent service, on site, for many years. "It is important that any investigation into this incident considers whether the vet tendering process should shoulder some of the blame for this unfortunate event. "I will be raising this matter with Scottish ministers as a matter of urgency."
The Wick BSE Story In The Scotsman - 17 March 2005
Mistakes 'Led to High-Risk Beef Entering Food Chain' Scotsman 17 March 2005
Wick Slaughterhouse Breach 11 August 2004 - Food Standards web site
From the Food Standards Web Site -