British Police Investigating "Mislabeled" Organic Meat

BEEFIn the United Kingdom, just like here in the United States, organic meat comes at a premium. In Britain, roughly a 30% to 40% mark-up.

So if you’re paying that much more, you expect some high-quality organic meat, and not plain old stuff with a fancy label.

But British consumers might have been duped. Authorities are investigating whether or not regular beef at one slaughterhouse was “mislabeled” as organic.

Turns out the bogus meat may have actually been imported, instead of homegrown.

Officials urge there are no health risks stemming from the meat, just that a bunch of consumers could have been duped. The meat in question has already been pulled from supermarket shelves.

The meat manufacturer under scrutiny has already been fined for breaches in effluent regulations, i.e. waste water, and failing to use proper equipment, but is cooperating with the current investigation.  

I believe there were shenanigans going on. Call me a skeptic, but if you put a whole bunch of corporate suits in a room when money is involved, rules get bent and people look the other way.

Via The Times Online.

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  • Shayla  October 20, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Very interesting. It is so important to try to find the best, organic and grass fed meat if one is going to eat it. I used to work at a chain grocery store when the main manager told me once that much of the meat (like steaks and roast) were coated with preservatives and a red “solution” to keep the meat looking “pretty” like it is supposed to longer. Without the solution it would have turned gray. It is very sad to hear that one cannot trust their attempts to purchase better are actually paying off. Just one more reason to try to find someone local to purchase organic meat from!

  • صور  November 3, 2010 at 7:28 am

    very fantastic well done a aricle

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