The Food Inspectors, BBC1, 25 March 2012 - Finding by the Editorial Complaints Unit

Complaint

A viewer complained that the programme gave the misleading impression that all cattle infected with TB should be excluded from the human food chain as potentially injurious to health. 

 

Outcome

The presenter’s closing comments did give the impression complained of, and, as there are regulatory provisions which provide for some carcasses of infected cattle to enter the food chain after due inspection, the impression was misleading.

Upheld

 

Further action

The production team has been reminded that their scripts need to be carefully worded, and the programme has now been re-edited to reflect the finding.

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