March 9, 1991. Soviet fears about possible contamination of UK dairy products by BSE means that none of the planned 200,000 tonne sale of surplus EC butter to the USSR will be from Britain - despite huge stocks in UK intervention stores. Instead, The Grocer learned this week, the bulk of the subsidised deal - in which the butter is shipped at $1,000 tonne, or 12.5p per 250g - will be supplied from Ireland and Holland. The EC Commission says the largest proportion of the deliveries - 124,000 tonnes - will be from the EC "mountain." {{COUNTERPOINT }}

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