Lead Week, 19 #Pbweekmia

This is Lead Week on this blog.

By one of those interesting and unexpected coincidences, yesterday the Food Standards Agency had a live board meeting on the internet. They invited questions via social media and email.


Pb shot grouse 1I wasn’t able to listen in to their board meeting but I did send them this series of questions:

  • Does the FSA have any comment on the fact that Iceland Foods have sold Red Grouse which have average lead levels 100 times the MRL allowed for non-game meats?
  • Does the FSA have any problems with the accounts given in 15 blogs on the subject of lead levels in game meat posted here this week: https://markavery.info/blog/ ?
  • Has the FSA seen the report of the Lead Ammunition Group? I believe it has. Has the FSA any major issues with the science of that report as far as it refers to lead levels, human diet Red Grouse carcasses 2- Copy-1and human health? If so, what are they?
  • Has the FSA seen the results of the Oxford Lead Symposium? Has it any major issues with the science of that report? If so, what are they?
  • BASC state ‘There is no risk to those who do not eat shot game meat more than once a week throughout the year’ http://basc.org.uk/blog/press-releases/latest-news/basc-responds-to-attacks-on-lead-shot/ This conflicts with the FSA’s own advice does it not?
  • 800px-7.5_CartridgesBASC state ‘There is no risk to those eating small game if the pellet and pellet channel are cut out’ http://basc.org.uk/blog/press-releases/latest-news/basc-responds-to-attacks-on-lead-shot/ This is not true is it?

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2 Replies to “Lead Week, 19 #Pbweekmia”

  1. There's no "dislikes" on this post yet. Have the dislikers ingested too much lead than is good for them do you think?


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