Given the amount of Shergar appearing in the nation’s food chain there’s not unnaturally a call for more regulation of said food chain. As EU Referendum keeps telling us, such regulation is an EU competence so don’t expect our homw grown politicians to be able to do anything.
However, it’s also a self-solving problem. We don’t actually need more regulation:
Tests carried out by Tesco have confirmed that its frozen Everyday Value Spaghetti Bolognese, which was withdrawn from sale a week ago, is up to 100 per cent horse meat.
OK, so what’s happening about this then?
The level of contamination suggests that Comigel was not following the appropriate production process for our Tesco product and we will not take food from their facility again.
The food chain itself, under the threat of simple publicity, is taking the necessary steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again. And it’s most certainly odds on that that company responsible, Comigel, will go bust. Which will be a salutary lesson for anyone trying it on again.
Let’s put this another way. The food chain is going to be horse meat free (except for what is actually labelled as horse of course) a few weeks from now. Long before anyone at all manages to change the food regulations.
So, the necessity of changing the food regulations is what?