Cloned cow’s offspring likely eaten by someone in Britain

Bull entered food chain in Scotland

Britain’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) says a bull born from a cloned cow’s embryo has been slaughtered and entered the food chain where it was likely eaten. Recent European rules allow meat and milk products from cloned animals and their offspring, but only if authorization is granted and labeled as such. The FSA says it has never been asked to authorize any clone meat for sale. The bull in question was one of two bulls born in Britain from embryos harvested from a clone in the U.S. The pair were recently slaughtered on a farm near Inverness, Scotland. The pair fathered approximately 100 cows between them. The investigation follows another recent inquiry in Britain that began after a complaint that a dairy cow of clone parentage may have been milked. The FSA was unable to confirm whether the milk had entered the food chain.

The Independent

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