Day 159 - 20 Jul 95 - Page 03

     1        they would have to go all over the world asking people,
     2        "Did you ever import beef from Brazil?"
     4        If I can take the court to a particular helpful document,
     5        which is the Rearing and Slaughter file, volume IX, pink
     6        IX.  I think that is the correct one.  Sorry, I might have
     7        the wrong file.
     9   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Pink IX is Rearing and Slaughter.  Identify
    10        the document you want.
    12   MR. MORRIS:  It is the International Product Specification.
    13        Yes.  It is actually volume VIII, pink VIII, sorry.  The
    14        specifications are in both, but the International
    15        Specification is in volume VIII.  It is the one with the
    16        International Specification.
    18   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  It is actually in pink VIII, but it was
    19        inserted at the front so it may be that it is listed as a
    20        bundle of copy relevant extracts from the Plaintiffs' Meat
    21        and Poultry, Food Product Specification.  Is that what you
    22        have in mind?
    24   MR. MORRIS:  Yes.  The trouble is that particular one -- it was
    25        put in at a later date -- has not got the International
    26        Specification which we have found now in volume IX in the
    27        middle of the General Product Specification.  It is tab 2,
    28        volume IX, page 22.  It is page 22 in that bundle.  It is
    29        point 9 on that page.  This is the International Product
    30        Specification Addendum.  It is for their meat patties
    31        internationally.
    33        In point 9 -- this is dated October 3rd 1989 which, of
    34        course, is a more relevant time period -- it
    35        says: "Imported beef to be used only when approved by the
    36        Country Purchasing Manager and documented in a
    37        specification addendum."  Therefore, if this is (as has
    38        been claimed) a compulsory specification on all McDonald's
    39        sections internationally, then every case of imported beef
    40        will be documented in a specification addendum.  It will be
    41        a simple matter for each country to check the countries
    42        from which they have had imported beef.
    44   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  I understand that in relation to the question
    45        whether it should be UK only or other countries in relation
    46        to No. 2, was it not?
    48   MR. MORRIS:  I would suggest that, certainly with relation to
    49        Brazil, that information should be made available.
    51   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Hold on a moment because I was going to ask 
    52        you about that.  Your case in relation to Brazil is not 
    53        importation at all, is it?  It is quite the reverse.
    55   MR. MORRIS:  Yes.
    57   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  You mount amendment No. 1 in part upon the
    58        basis that in the 50 stores they had by 1989 they would be
    59        using Brazilian beef, and I follow that.

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