In the past week, it emerged that US authorities were worried about the potential risk of BSE in NATO rations being sent to Katrina victims from Germany.

That report mentioned that British and Russian supplies were also barred from being distributed in the United States.

Today, the Mirror reports that British NATO ration packs are to be incinerated after the US Department of Agriculture impounded the shipment.

The Mirror says food from Spain, Italy and Israel is also being held up as unfit for human consumption.