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MLC wants restaurants to state origin of meat

02 July 2003 by
MLC wants restaurants to state origin of meat

Britain's Meat and Livestock Commission (MLC) wants restaurants to adopt a voluntary scheme to identify on their menus the origin of the meat they serve.

Its call follows a survey carried out in April in which 51% of respondents said they wanted a law to be introduced forcing restaurants and pubs to state where their meat came from.

The figure was an increase on the 45% who said the same thing in a similar poll last year.

Only 18% thought a voluntary code was the way forward.

The MLC plans to launch a set of best practice guidelines in the autumn.

"Regulations and red tape will be imposed upon us unless we work together as an industry," claimed MLC marketing director Richard Lowe.

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