Are you eating horsemeat? A new Gallop poll
It’s been impossible to avoid the horse gags recently. If you have been purchasing beef products for your mane meal from a number of different supermarkets, manufacturers and retailers, including Tesco, Aldi, Findus and Burger King, there’s up to a 100% chance that you have been munching on some Dobbin. What a ‘mare.
Although there is no suggestion as yet that this is anything other than a taste issue- there are no food safety concerns- understandably lots of UK householders are not pleased to discover a secret ingredient in their spaghetti bologneighse.
The retail sector have been found caught on the hoof, and they are desperately trying to win back customer favour and assure consumers that their food is safe to eat. Most of the meat suppliers in question are from Ireland and France, and the latter, who openly munch equine burgers, are probably wondering what all the fuss is about.
But have the shops managed to rein in customer panic, or will this scandal change how you shop in future? Will you think twice before buying a ready meal? Will you stop nag-ging the wife to get the burgers in? Or will you just swap supermarket or brand, but continue eating the same unidentifiable meat products?
We know it’s funny, particularly if you are vegetarian/don’t eat beef/ don’t eat burgers but this could have a serious effect on consumer behaviour. Tell us. Now.
Or, it could just be funny.