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The Horsemeat Scandal Prompts People To Begin Home Butchering

Millions of Britons have lost confidence in commercial meat production companies.


The widespread disgust and distrust that has been born within the UK public as a result of the recent horsemeat scandal has led to decreasing sales. Products such as beef burgers that have been highly involved in the scandal have seen a significant fall in sales.

This has prompted many disgruntled Britons to reduce their investment in mass-produced and store-supplied meats and be more careful in their sourcing of goods. Butchers are regaining a lot of popularity after struggling in the wake of the low prices that supermarkets can offer. Small family run butchers could not match the same low prices of mass retailers and were reduced to serving only the most loyal. Now, with question marks raised against the location of where supermarkets source their meats; the butchers star has risen once again.

Additionally, many people are struggling to trust any external parties with their foodstuffs. With consumer confidence at an all-time low; a number of alternatives are being sought. Consumers are now tracing their foods back to the source. Many are buying meats and joints direct from the farming industry to prepare for themselves. This allows them complete knowledge of the whereabouts of the food that they are consuming.

A busy 21st century lifestyle means that many are unprepared for the task of producing foodstuffs from scratch. This has led to a crash-course in meat production methods and techniques for thousands of Britons.

The conscientious who decided to begin preparing 100% of their own food have first had to discover what tools are needed for the jobs. Common kitchen accessories will seldom be able to complete the necessary tasks. Butchers knives, steel sharpeners and other accessories may all be required to produce the desired cuts.

The FSA and many authority bodies from throughout the EU are currently locked in meetings deciding upon new rules and regulations to put in place in order to stop a repeat of this scandal. The horsemeat revelation has damaged the reputation of food producers throughout the EU. The FSA are working hard to restore the reputation and improve testing standards.

Food production companies and mass suppliers will be hoping that their reputations can be restored before it is too late. Many people may be inclined to continue shopping at local butchers or sourcing and producing their meat products themselves. Having invested in the butchers’ knives and equipment; we may soon become a nation of home butchers.   

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