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
    10        course.
    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
    58        basis?
    59        A.  Just regular bacon, we have Normac and Rose Packing
    60        supply bacon.  We have been developing a precook regular

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