An expert group has been put together by the government to help tackle the ongoing controversy over contaminated pork. Health and Science experts from the HSE, UCD, the Food Safety Authority and Beaumont and Temple Street Hospitals are all part of the group. They have been assembled to assess the situation and the risks in terms of public health. The European Union's food safety body has also been asked to advise the Irish Government. The situation here is being compared to a similar contamination in Belgium in 1999. In that case, the source was never identified, but no one was seriously affected by the infected produce. The Government's Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan said based on Belgian research, there should not be any major consequences here either.