Meat? No thanks!
that pizza and kebab products have now been confirmed to contain more than 60% of pork.
It seems as though the entire meat industry is currently the outmost unreliable market, and regaining that trust will indeed take a while. Consumers are outraged, myself included. And quite rightfully so, I believe that these companies deserve to be punished for these scandals and the mistrust they have caused, particularly considering that these products are being used as a substitute for genuine beef. The results of a recent consumer group survey revealed that more than half of the UK consumers are not only extra cautious with buying processed food and meat, but they have changed their shopping habits due to continuous meat scandals across Europe. The lack of effort to feed consumers what they pay for raises moral and ethical issues, most important however it centers the question of the right to truthful information in regards to the most essential human right, the right to food. The West has for decades, and continues to advocate for human rights and honesty yet the food regulations are so poor that for god knows how long we have been fed products we did not pay for.
The Norwegian Food Safety Authority found that 30% of what is labeled as ‘halal’ meat in the country is in fact pork. Shockingly, it remains uncertain for how long these meat products have been on the market. If the authorities had done their job properly such scandal could have been contained if not prevented from the beginning.
It is time for the European food authorities to ensure that the regulatory framework is efficiently monitoring the food industry and puts a final end to the meat controversy.
Meanwhile research shows that for many consumers the meat aisle has become a hazard part of the stores, and if it continues it will cost the meat industry more than just their reputation.