Supermarkets will not sell meat from pigs fed byproducts
It has been reported that two supermarket chains will
not sell meat from animals fed on animal byproducts. This follows proposals put
before the EU to relax the ban on the practice.
ASDA and Sainsbury's were reported as distancing themselves from an EU
research programme, stating that the supermarkets would not sell meat from
animals that had been fed meat and bone meal.
â€œI don't think consumers are ready for it at all after everything that
happened with BSE,â€ said an ASDA spokeswoman.
A Sainsbury's spokeswoman said: â€œWhen sourcing food it is essential that we
listen to what our customers want and ensure that we can guarantee that the food
we sell is fresh, tasty, healthy and safe. Sainsbury's will not be stocking food
produced from animals that have been fed meat and bone meal.â€
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