We are getting mixed messages about pork; we are being told not to eat it but also that what has been eaten so far has done no one any harm. Apparently it is a confidence issue, not a health issue.
One commentator on RTE said yesterday that eating pork now would present as great a risk of cancer as smoking one cigarette.
And besides, only one tenth of the pork in the country is contaminated.
OK: there is a one in ten chance that a cigarette has been pureed into your dinner. Do you still want to eat it?