UK meat package draws court complaint
September 27, 2010
British grocer Sainsbury’s is facing charges that one of its cooked-meat products is packaged with too much material. The Lincolnshire County Council followed up on a complaint from a customer about Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Slow Matured Ultimate Beef Roasting Joint, according toFoodProductionDaily.com.The complaint alleges that the packaging, consisting of a plastic tray, flexible wrapping and labeling band around the middle, is “not limited to the minimum adequate amount to maintain the necessary level of safety, hygiene and acceptance.” Sainsbury’s claims to have already reduced the weight of packaging for this product by 53%. The case is scheduled to be heard in mid-October.