USA: Senator calls for investigation into meat relabelling allegations
Senator Cap Dierks of Ewing has asked the Nebraska Department of Agriculture to investigate whether food retailers are relabelling packaged meat in order to push back the sell-by dates. Dierks' move comes in response to an NBC report the claimed some of the US' largest grocery stores routinely repackage and re-date meat. He likened the relabelling of meat to mileometer fraud, although he conceded the TV report may have overstated the threat to food safety.
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