Day 092 - 27 Feb 95 - Page 02
1 Monday, 27th February 1995.
3 MR. JUSTICE BELL: I start by handing down a ruling which has
4 been typed out. I am not inviting any consequential
5 discussion at this moment -- that can be picked up later --
6 but the formality of saying that it is now handed down.
8 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, there are some things arising out of it
9 which I shall need to tell your Lordship about in due
12 MR. MORRIS: It may be we were sort of hoping there could be a
13 period set aside, maybe on Wednesday or something, to deal
14 with the legal matters.
16 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Let us see how we go. If you make good
17 progress with the cross-examination of Dr. Gomez Gonzalez,
18 we may well have some time during the week.
20 DR. GOMEZ GONZALEZ recalled.
21 Cross-Examined by the Defendants continued.
23 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Are you ready to carry on with Dr. Gomez
24 Gonzalez then?
26 MS. STEEL: Yes.
28 MR. JUSTICE BELL (To the witness): Welcome back.
29 A. Thank you.
31 MS. STEEL: Had you visited McDonald's pig suppliers in the USA?
32 A. No.
34 Q. Not at all?
35 A. Not direct, no. I visit others but not our suppliers.
37 Q. Has your department visited the pig farms?
38 A. I do not know.
40 Q. You do not know?
41 A. I do not know; I presume that they have.
43 Q. Who supplies your pigs?
44 A. We have Rose Packing -- pork?
46 Q. The pork products, yes.
47 A. Rose Packing and Normac are two suppliers.
49 Q. There are just two suppliers?
50 A. Yes.
52 Q. How are pigs reared on the farms?
53 A. Oh, sorry, there is a new supplier that we are
54 developing for bacon which is Osi and Schriver which are
55 being tested right now.
57 Q. So they have only just started supplying on a limited
59 A. Just regular bacon, we have Normac and Rose Packing
60 supply bacon. We have been developing a precook regular