FSS urges farmers to watch out for lead poisoning following increase in on-farm incidents

07 July 2020

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Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has highlighted the risks of lead sources on farms, after reports to its Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit (SFCIU) in the last three months have already surpassed the number of reports made during the whole of the previous recording year. Since April 2020, four incident reports caused by lead exposure and poisoning were received, one more than the whole period between April 2019 and March 2020.

Lead can affect animals in many ways and contamination beyond legal limits in meat, offal and milk puts consumers at risk and is illegal to sell.

Source: FSS, 29 June 2020