So Shergar has finally surfaced. The current thinking is that the horsemeat in burgers (horsegate?) is a matter of label fraud. Where there’s fraud there’s an auditor. Presumably the invoices reflected the lower cost of horse meat as opposed to beef. Should an eagle eyed auditor not have noticed that costs were dropping even if margins were held?
I must admit none of the pundits I have heard on the radio have even mentioned this – they call it a labelling issue. Wouldn’t you just love to be a solicitor at the moment? Just imagine a class action for trauma and mental anguish.
And on a lighter note, I understand a “gallop” poll of supermarkets has revealed that burger sales are “stable “.