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
    28        analysis.
    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
    54        moment.
    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,

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