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So what’s the latest in the on-going horsemeat saga? Well now we’re learning that European meat suppliers have been taking advantage of a loophole in the UK law that allows them to put banned, low-quality meat into our sausages. Although not actually horsemeat, this ‘mechanically recovered residue’ is another case of a covered up supply and manufacture chain that means we have no idea what’s actually in our meat products.
This should be something we consider everyday – when we buy burgers from the supermarket, when we’re planning our meals, when we’re cooking beef in the kitchen, and when we serve our children sausages for their tea. It’s true that the horsemeat scandal has become tiresome with a new ‘story’ everyday, but at least it has highlighted how we need to think more about where our meat comes from. It’s now more important than ever to really try to buy British, from local, free range farms where you will know exactly where the meat you’re putting on your fork came from.
I know this is harder if you’re on a tight budget, or if you’re not aware of any local farms or butchers near you, but it’s not impossible to find reasonably-priced, British, traceable meat that will taste good and leave you with a clear conscience. There are some great meat suppliers out there that deliver to you and are completely transparent about where their meat comes from.
One such company is Farmer’s Choice Free Range. They are based in Fareham, Hampshire but deliver their 100% free range meat and sustainably caught fish all across the UK. They sell a large range of delicious meat that is sourced straight from their partner farms. You don’t have to worry about the meat coming from foreign factories where who-knows-what could have found its way into your meal, Farmer’s Choice tell their customers all about the British, free range farms they work with. You can read all about their partner farms on their site – where the farm is based, what breed of animals are farmed, who works there and what products are produced from the meat.
Farmer’s Choice believe in farm to plate – complete traceability for all of their free range meat. Their trusted butchers prepare the meat once it is delivered from the farm and then it is sent straight out to you – no mess, no fuss, no horsemeat contamination!