Legal plastic content in animal feed could harm human health, experts warn

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Small bits of plastic packaging from waste food make their way into animal feed as part of the UK’s permitted recycling process

Plastic traces in animal feed could pose a risk to human health and urgently need to be the subject of more research, experts have told the Guardian.

Their comments came after British farmer Alex Rock contacted the Guardian, having noticed plastic shreds in his animal feed. Rock was told by the suppliers that this was a legal part of the recycling process that turns waste food, still packaged, into animal feed.

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