Last year's dispute over pig feed, which prompted official complaints by Danish and Dutch pork and bacon suppliers against MLC-sponsored advertising allegedly implying they used meat and bone meal in production units serving British customers, might erupt again in the summer. The issue seemed buried when the new BSE crisis prompted Brussels to ban mbm in the EU from January 1, matching the longstanding prohibition in the UK. Now EU officials say this applies for only six months initially and the meal may be allowed back into pig feed in July. {{MEAT }}

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