EU moratorium on desinewed meat: Parliamentary Under-Secretary questioned

14 June 2012

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee will take evidence from Anne Milton MP, Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, in its continued inquiry into the European Commission’s moratorium on desinewed meat (DSM).

Desinewed meat is a product made using a low pressure technique to separate meat from bones.

The European Commission have imposed a moratorium on the UK production of desinewed meat from cattle, sheep and goats and require desinewed meat, from poultry and pigs to be reclassified as mechanically separated meat.


At 2.30pm, Wednesday 20 June 2012, Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster

  • Anne Milton MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health
  • Dr Felicity Harvey, Director General Public Health
  • Tim Smith, Chief Executive, Food Standards Agency

Background note: The moratorium on the production of desinewed meat was announced by the Food Standards Agency on 4 April; further information can be found on the Food Standards Agency website.

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