Latest Milk and meat in Jewish law Stories

2010-11-27 08:20:00

Britain's food safety regulator said that meat and milk from cloned cattle show no difference in composition, compared to traditionally bred cows, and are unlikely to pose a food safety risk. The Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes said that consumers still may want to see effective labeling of products from clones and their offspring partly due to animal welfare concerns. The European Commission (EU) recently recommended introducing a five-year ban on the use of cloned animals...

2010-08-04 08:50:00

An investigation into the sale of milk from cloned cow offspring has uncovered evidence that the meat of cattle sired by cloned cows has also entered the British food supply. According to AFP reports, officials from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) discovered that the meat had become part of the food chain sometime last year. The source of the meat was a pair of bulls who were born from embryos taken from a cloned cow in the United States. The bulls were born in Britain and slaughtered,...

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