Saturday 24 March 2018

Darragh McCullough: Food sector seems incapable of sorting out its own mess

The decision by Tesco and Aldi to terminate their burger contracts with Larry Goodman's Silvercrest Foods and introduce DNA testing for their meat was refreshingly clear-cut.

For the past 10 days we were being forced to wade our way through spin and red herrings.

First we were told that the suspected ingredient responsible for Tesco burgers ending up with 29pc horse DNA in them was some kind of protein-powder-cum-filler.

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