The horse meat scandal has barely died down in Great Britain or there is another labelling scandal brewing: a BBC investigation has shown that pork, labeled by Tesco as British, pretty much never originates from the British Isles.
Less than 1 percent British
The BBC-requested tests showed that less than one percent of pork chops, labeled as British meat, actually came from Great Britain. Generally, it turned out to be Dutch meat. Tesco stated it is “extremely disappointed” and that it has told its supplier that “this mistake is unacceptable”.
Tesco buys its meat from Cranswick Country Goods, who in turn purchases from FA Gill. This family-run business from Wolverhampton is the supposed source of the meat, but it denies bringing meat in from the Netherlands, as it “does not deal with Dutch meat”. Cranswick added that later tests had not revealed any problems of this nature.