butcher's trade boosted by horsemeat
independent butcher in Burnham-On-Sea says he has seen a jump
in trade as the horsemeat labelling scandal sees shoppers seeking
Keane, owner of Truckles Farm Shop in Burnham High Street, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com that customers are increasingly worried about
the contents of supermarket food.
horse meat scandal has been a big talking point for shoppers in
Burnham this week," he said. "People have been coming
into the shop airing their concerns and saying that it reinforces
their decision to buy locally-reared meat."
have seen a number of new faces in recent days. Many people trusted
the supermarkets but that's been drawn into question by this labelling
scandal where horsemeat is being passed off as beef in certain
added: "Independent butchers like ourselves only sell locally-produced
food that can be trusted and traceable to local farms."
comments come after a nationwide poll of 6,221 people this week
by consultancy firm Kantar found that many shoppers intend to
buy more locally sourced meat. The National Federation of Meat
& Food Traders added there is "definite evidence"
consumers are looking for alternative supplies.
supermarkets in Burnham and Highbridge have removed products such
as Findus Lasange from their shelves over the past week as the
investigation into the labelling continues.