New meat scandal in Europe uncovered
Posted on 06/09/2013
Employees working at the Dutch meat processing company Vion have revealed this week that ‘Beter Leven’ animal welfare assurance scheme had been applied fraudulently to meat that did not comply to the standard and is likely to have been sourced from factory farms.
Esther de Lange, Member of the European Parliament and Frank Dales, Director of our Dutch member society Dierenbescherming, the organisation which developed the quality scheme, strongly condemned the fraud and urge for control procedures to be reinforcemed rapidly.
Vion is one of Europe’s biggest meat processors with a turnover of €9.5bn in 2011 but which seems lately to be facing financial difficulties sources say.