British public service trade union Unison has raised concerns about the ongoing horse meet scandal in the country, saying that the recent findings have proved the private sector profit is more important than the public safety.
“So far, most of the mislabeled horse meat has been found in budget food, targeted at the poorest members of our society,” the union’s national officer Ben Priestley said.
“It is a scandal that the safety of people, whose choice is limited by their income, has come second to the private profit,” he added.
Unison, which is the largest trade union in Britain, demanded an urgent independent food inspection and a detailed investigation into quality and contents of processed food.
This comes as the government has warned more British meals are expected to be found to be contaminated with horse meat within days.
The police were also drawn into the scandal amid fears that criminals may be involved in supplying horse meat labeled as processed beef products.
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