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Cloned cow offspring meat has entered UK food chain

Meat from the offspring of a cloned cow was eaten in the UK last year, the Food Standards Agency has said.

Two bulls from the embryos of a cow cloned in the US were bought by a farm near Nairn in the Highlands, and meat from one was sold to consumers.

Farmer Steven Innes told the BBC he had done nothing wrong and the animal had authorisation to enter the food chain. FSA chief Tim Smith said he had no safety concerns but any suppliers would require approval under European law.

Jeremy Cooke reports.

  • 04 Aug 2010