I am very pleased to receive your reassurances. However, had the message remained on screen for all and sundry to read then it could well have had the effect of encouraging others to follow suit.
Incidentally, it was not a knee-jerk reaction to the 2001 FMD crisis. Food waste was banned as feed to pigs in the early 1970s following an epidemic of Swine Vesicular Disease – the only exception being licensed swill feeders who had to cook such waste for minimum periods to maintain their licence. Not unnaturally there were fewer and fewer such operators remaining who were willing to follow this regime and all that changed in 2001 was that the licences were withdrawn and no swill feeding was permitted at all.