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National Farmers Union launches a campaign to support local butchers.

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

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The Citizen continues to back our butcher's campaign as the National Farmers Union launches a Buy British campaign to voice the message that they have the highest standards for fresh, British food.


Shoppers are being reminded to look out for the Red Tractor farm assurance logo, which stands for independently inspected food, traceable from farm to pack.

These methods are in response to the latest scandal that horsemeat is being passed off as beef in frozen foods.

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NFU President Peter Kendall, said: "British farmers are very proud of what they produce and are, quite rightly, furious about this current situation. They feel let down by what looks like a criminal element in an isolated part of the food chain."

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  • geraint2010  |  February 16 2013, 10:55AM

    Heard it on Radio 4. Probably the Today programme or PM.

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  • Judas  |  February 15 2013, 6:30PM

    geraint2010 - Thanks for that info, I wasn't aware. Where did you get this info from?

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  • lordigaga  |  February 15 2013, 5:42PM

    Why don't the The Citizen, back a vegetarian campaign?

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  • geraint2010  |  February 15 2013, 2:39PM

    Judas, Higher prices for horsemeat applies only where the animals are reared exclusively for the table in authorised farms as found in the south of France. Prices for the meat of any old nag, mare, pony or donkey from 'who knows where' is around one fifth of the price of beef.

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  • Judas  |  February 15 2013, 2:08PM

    On the continent, horse meat is more expensive than beef. Why on earth would 'criminals' deliberately replace beef with horse meat? Its like someone offering gold plated jewellery and deliberately ensuring that they are solid gold.

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