The National Farmers' Union has stepped up its campaign for tougher meat import controls by forming an action group to examine the issue. The committee was established this week after the NFU published its Lessons to be Learned review of the handling of foot and mouth. NFU president Ben Gill said inadequate control of imports had fuelled the epidemic. The action group will discuss the use of scanning machines. And it will also look at loopholes in the law. Port authorities currently have no legal right to search people unless it involves Customs, according to the NFU. Other proposals included in-flight videos on import restrictions and sin bins into which passengers could dispose of illegal parcels. {{NEWS }}