#honestmeatlabels BEUC new report unveils dishonest meat labels in EU

Croquettes containing half the quantity of meat declared on the label, sulphites used to make minced beef look fresher and chicken sold as veal in kebabs are but a few of the deceptive practices unveiled in BEUC’s

Some of these preparations, however, have nothing truly “traditional”. As such, their description –often vague – can capture very similar products manufactured in some other EU countries – so far with less additives.

sold in Belgium (supposedly meeting the description of “breakfast sausages”). Similarly, Spanish and Belgian producers of “hamburguesa” and “hamburger” only need to add 4% vegetable and/or cereals to their product –so that it meets the “burger meat” definition” – to be allowed to use sulphites.

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