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What a useful blog post. Another reason to think twice about what’s on our plates!
Three weeks ago the Guardian newspaper reported an attempt by the British government to shelve publication of the official report from an Inquiry into the country’s 2013 horse meat scandal.
Yesterday, the report was finally published.
The Inquiry, chaired by Professor Chris Elliott of Belfast’s Queens University, had been set up to investigate how horse meat had managed to find its way into a range of processed meat products for sale on supermarket shelves, including burgers and ready meals. Professor Elliott was also expected to make recommendations for action to help prevent a similar scandal happening again.
One reason for the government’s attempt to stifle publication might have been that the report highlights the adverse impact of recent massive cuts to the UK’s food inspectorate and food law enforcement services.
That’s because the government’s so-called austerity programme has led to the dismantling some of the “red tape” that is despised…
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