Day 080 - 30 Jan 95 - Page 02
1 Monday, 30th January, 1995.
3 LOUIS DAVID WALKER, recalled.
4 Cross-Examined by the Defendants, continued.
6 MS. STEEL: I am sorry we are late.
8 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, before Ms. Steel continues, I think it
9 right to tell your Lordship that I understand that arising
10 out of the accusation that Mr. Morris made against
11 Mr. Walker on Friday evening, Mr. Walker has caused
12 enquiries to be made. He is in a position, if your
13 Lordship should wish it, to tell your Lordship how many
14 patties are used daily for the purpose of microbiological
15 examination by his company.
17 MR. JUSTICE BELL: What is the answer to that, Mr. Walker?
19 THE WITNESS: On both plants, on two shifts in each plant, for
20 chemical and bacteriological testing we are destroying
21 13,760 patties per day.
23 MR. JUSTICE BELL: 13,000?
24 A. 760 patties per day on an average day.
26 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes.
28 MS. STEEL: The 40 quality control checks that were listed on
29 that sheet of paper, there have not always been 40 quality
30 control checks, have there?
31 A. No, it has evolved and developed. Actually as we speak
32 today, it is up to 43.
34 Q. Right.
35 A. It just keeps growing.
37 Q. So it was not that long ago it used to be 36?
38 A. Quite so.
40 Q. When was that change over made from 36 to 40?
41 A. I cannot tell you.
43 Q. Was it sometime within the last year or so?
44 A. No, I cannot tell you. I am not going to guess at it.
45 It just goes on evolving. As developments happen, we just
46 improve the standards.
48 Q. Is it possible that the reason you initially forgot to
49 mention about the tests on the finished products is because
50 that was something that was introduced more recently?
51 A. No.
53 Q. So when are you saying that one was introduced?
54 A. We started testing the finished product just after
57 Q. Just after 1991?
58 A. Yes.
60 Q. You said that the microbiological standards come from the