Day 090 - 16 Feb 95 - Page 02
1 Thursday, 16th February, 1995.
3 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, I would like, if I may, before the
4 Defendants cross-examine Dr. Pattison to deal with the
5 documents your Lordship was asking about yesterday.
7 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes.
9 MR. RAMPTON: May I do that? These documents the Defendants
10 have now been given. There are three separate bundles of
11 documents. I will, if I may -- Mrs. Brinley-Codd has put
12 her post-it on to tell your Lordship where they should go
13 in the bundles -- tell your Lordship what they are.
15 We have made enquiries of McDonald's in this country
16 overnight and Dr. Pattison has made enquiries of Sun Valley
17 in Hereford, and also of Cargill Foods in France. These
18 documents emerge as a result of those enquiries. The first
19 document, the first bundle, contains the following. There
20 is no summary available that can be found for the month of
21 January 1994. I am talking now about McDonald's documents
22 which is the first clip. What we have, therefore, done is
23 to dig out the summary for each week of January 1994 which
24 is the first four sheets in the first clip. The fifth and
25 last sheet in that clip is the monthly summary for August
26 1994. When I say "summary", I mean summary of
27 microbiological counts as determined by laboratory
30 My Lord, the next clip comes from France. If anybody needs
31 it, I can provide assistance with the meaning of the French
32 if at any stage it should be needed. What these documents
33 represent are the full range of the results of quality
34 assurance checks done by the plant in France for one day.
36 The French plant does not kill chickens. It does not
37 debone them. What it does is to make McNuggets and chicken
38 sandwiches out of meat supplied by approved suppliers from
39 various parts of Europe, including France, this country and
40 Holland. It makes the McNuggets and the sandwiches and
41 then sends them back to this country.
43 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Right. So bundle 1, they came from
44 McDonald's possession?
46 MR. RAMPTON: They came from McDonald's, my Lord, yes.
48 MR. JUSTICE BELL: And these come from Sun Valley's possession?
50 MR. RAMPTON: These are Sun Valley or Cargill documents,
51 strictly, but Sun Valley is a subsidiary to Cargill.
53 MR. JUSTICE BELL: I will keep calling them "Sun Valley" for the
56 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, they represent the full range of tests
57 for one day quality control tests for both McNuggets and
58 for chicken sandwich. They include, as your Lordship will
59 see in due course, microbiological results, matters of that
60 kind, temperature and so on. The first sheet,