Milk produced by cloned cows could be on sale in the UK, according to press reports.
The Food Standards Agency said it was investigating claims by an anonymous dairy farmer that he was selling milk produced by a cow bred using the controversial technique.
The watchdog has indicated that the sale of milk from cloned cows would be illegal.
According to the farmer’s claims, first made in the International Herald Tribune, the milk has not been labelled to reflect its alleged origin.
“Based on the best available evidence, there are no food safety concerns surrounding consumption of products from healthy clones or their offspring,” an FSA spokesman said.
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