Wholesaler says relabelling of Uruguayan beef ‘human error’

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Food wholesaler Bookers has come under pressure from British beef producers after the company admitted relabelling meat from Uruguay.

National Beef Association interim chief executive Neil Shand has called for an urgent explanation of the Tesco-owned wholesaler’s procedures and processes.

In a letter to executives, Mr Shand said that as well as covering up the Uruguayan label, details on freezing and shelf life on meat joints were unclear.

The letter stated that the original source label for imported Uruguayan beef had been overlabelled, obliterating much of the original information, which included best-before dates.

Mr Shand suggested that although UK labelling laws were vague, covering an original label was in breach of Trading Standards and Environmental Health law.

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