Paul McCartney stunned by horse meat scandal
Staunch vegetarian Sir Paul McCartney has urged the government to tighten regulations to protect consumers over the horse meat crisis which is gripping the food industry.
A public outcry was sparked last month when tests revealed horse meat had been found in beef products sold in supermarkets. Many of the items have been removed from sale and further testing is being carried out to identify other possible sources of contaminated meat.
The scandal snowballed this month when it emerged horse meat had also found its way into lamb dishes, and a range of beef meatballs were suspected of containing pork.
Prime Minister David Cameron this week vowed to ensure anyone found to have broken regulations governing meat processing will be severely punished, and now animal-loving vegetation McCartney has waded into the debate.
The Beatles star, whose late wife Linda launched a successful vegetarian food line, insists politicians need to completely revamp food guidelines to make sure consumers are not duped into eating unsavoury processed meats.
He tells The Guardian, "It is scandalous - even if it's no big surprise. I don't like to preach, but I think I was right 30 years ago to change my eating habits (and become vegetarian). I don't think the industry will be able to regulate itself. When there's this sort of thing going on, like with the banking scandal, you do hope there'll be some regulations, so people can believe what they're told."
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what do you think?
Is this item news worthy I wonder given that most of the nation is shocked about the scam
McCartney as to stick is nose in just to try and keep his name in the media
I dont think he has to keep his name in the media.i happen to know the press have been pressing him for a statement from him as hes a veggie and animal lover.
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I don`t think Monsanto forced food products are any better Paul.
"Stunned"?! Is that a pun? Well, anyway, Paul McCartney is stunned so it must be very important, suddenly.
I thought he was a veggie ? If not horse meat at the Ivy - £70 a portion scandalous the common people now eat it
Was there not a scandal about Linda McCartneys labelled foods a few years ago Also I believe made by Findus