FOLLOWING THE past couple of years of food scandals leading high street retailer Tesco is now embroiled in a new embarrassment as it admits to finding chicken in its pork sausages.
Tesco reported its sausages and two other products contained trace amounts of ‘crossover’ where products are found to contain meats not specified on the label.
The retailer – which has also just had to admit to a mistake in its financial reporting – claimed the contamination was down to ‘human error’ and that staff at its supplier company may have picked up the wrong meat.
A Tesco spokeswoman said: “Investigations into each incident have concluded that production line error was responsible and we have worked with suppliers to ensure their controls are effective and our stringent standards are met every time.”
The fresh scandal further highlights the issues around food supply chains, which have been in the spotlight since horse meat was found in meat products being sold as beef and pork a range of foods.
The ensuing investigation has led to a range of recommendations and a special government committee review which went as far as investigating the Food Standards Agency and the way in which they handled the news.