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Passing the buck prevents sending the beef

Date Published: 13/05/2009

Via the Twittering of our friends at Farmers Weekly (@CarolineFW) yesterday, this blog piece came to light regarding the farcical situation of trying to find what should be a simple piece of information – how to send a small consignment of butchered, packed and labelled organic beef to France.

While there are many bureaucratic layers involved in food and farming, the whole bizarre scenario is unforgiveable.

I’d just like to pass on a comment made by our hard-working Processing Dept team while discussing it this morning:

“It was terrible. We don’t know the answer right now, but we would have found it for them, rather than passing them round the houses.”

That’s the kind of dedication we like to see!