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Hydrolised Proteins And Contaminated Chicken Products

EDM number 1373 in 2002-03, proposed by Roger Godsiff on 10/06/2003.

That this House commends the recent BBC Panorama programme, The Chicken Run, which investigated the use of protein additives made from the remains of cows and pigs, used by some areas of the frozen chicken industry; notes the clear evidence of meat processors deliberately water 'bulking' chicken to enhance weight and the use of beef or pork protein from unspecified sources to allow the meat to retain more water; considers the implications not only for further BSE contamination of the food chain but for those of the Muslim faith to be severe; observes with concern that the practice of injecting chicken with water and proteins is not illegal, as long as it is accurately labelled and that it is not illegal to inject beef and pork proteins into chicken, as long as they are labelled as hydrolised proteins; records that one German protein company, Prowico, admitted that it had developed a method of breaking down the DNA in the proteins so that no traces of beef or pork could be found; and calls on Her Majesty's Government immediately to take every available measure to ensure not only adequate labelling but full traceability and detectability to protect the general public.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Roger Godsiff10/06/2003Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small HeathLabourProposed
Rudi Vis11/06/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Win Griffiths11/06/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Ann Cryer11/06/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Brian Cotter11/06/2003Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton11/06/2003GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell11/06/2003Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Paul Marsden11/06/2003Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson11/06/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Ernie Ross11/06/2003Dundee WestLabourSigned
Iris Robinson12/06/2003StrangfordDUPSigned
Eric Illsley12/06/2003Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd12/06/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Terry Davis12/06/2003Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore12/06/2003HendonLabourSigned
Harry Barnes12/06/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Roy Beggs12/06/2003East AntrimUUPSigned
Simon Thomas12/06/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Sue Doughty13/06/2003GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes13/06/2003ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones16/06/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Paul Keetch16/06/2003HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Lazarowicz16/06/2003Edinburgh North & LeithLabour Co-operativeSigned
David Chidgey16/06/2003EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham16/06/2003Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn16/06/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin16/06/2003Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Betty Williams16/06/2003ConwyLabourSigned
Nigel Jones23/06/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Tonge30/06/2003Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington02/07/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Austin03/07/2003Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
David Chaytor07/07/2003Bury NorthLabourSigned
Janet Dean10/07/2003BurtonLabourSigned
Chris Ruane17/07/2003Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Tony Clarke10/09/2003Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon18/09/2003North DownUUPSigned
Russell Brown29/10/2003DumfriesLabourSigned

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