I see pork eaters have now been given the all clear. The European Food Safety Authority reckon that even those who’ve been regularly eating contaminated Irish pork since 1 September (and that’s a very small number – only about 30 farms were affected) won’t have ingested enough dioxin to have suffered any damage to their health.

But you wouldn’t have thought so, to see the alarmist comments from some members of the public on the FSA’s website.