An end to French bull stew

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The French are to wave goodbye to the meat of bull fighting .
France's food safety agency (AFSSA)recommended...

The French are to wave goodbye to the meat of bull fighting . France's food safety agency (AFSSA​)recommended on Tuesday a ban on eating meat resulting from bull fights. The agency said the way the bulls are killed - stabbed in the back of the neck - increases the risk that bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) could spread from the animals' nervous system to the flesh. The Spanish-style"corrida," where bulls are fought to the death, has been practised in parts of thesouthwest and southern France for more than a century and is a feature of many a Summer festival. Traditionally the meat of the slaughtered bull is later eaten as a stew. AFSSA made its recommendation at the request of the farm ministry's food branch, which was expected to endorse it.

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