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Edwina Currie egg claims cause controversy

Title
Edwina Currie egg claims cause controversy
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
5 Dec 1988
Year of production
1988
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Duration
00:01:53
Description
Report on Edwina Currie’s claims that British eggs are contaminated with salmonella. Britain’s farmers want the junior health minister sacked. Simon Gourlay, President of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), has demanded her sacking by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whilst John Coles of the egg industry may sue. However, Labour’s agriculture spokesman, Dr David Clarke, believes Currie may have a point. Gareth Furby reports.
Contributors
Edwina Currie; David Clarke; Gareth Furby; John Coles; Simon Gourlay
Keywords
Health; Agriculture; Farming; Safety; Politicians; Food; Dismissal from employment; Ministers; Eggs; Edwina Currie; Salmonella; Public health

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