EUROPEAN Union government ministers have agreed that from July 2002 a ban on the feeding of restaurant food waste to pigs will apply throughout the 15 EU countries, as part of a directive on the control of classical swine fever.

In Britain the Government has already banned the use of all catering waste containing meat, (or which has been in contact with it), as swill to livestock, because of concerns that this was the source of the recent foot and mouth disease outbreak. The EU decision in effect makes this decision ...

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