It is now over a week since I pointed out that the statements by BASC and the Countryside Alliance on the relative amounts of lead in chocolate and game meat are incorrect.
Whereas these rash statements may have originally been made in error they remain on the BASC and CA websites:
BASC says ‘Pound for pound there is more lead in chocolate than game‘
CA says ‘Weight for weight, there is more lead in chocolate than any game meat found in the UK. ‘
Neither of these statements is true. They may have originally been made in error but BASC and CA have had over a week to change these statements and correct them. They haven’t yet done so.
After 6pm today I will start, perhaps with a little help from some readers of this blog, to correct the misinformation in these statements to interested parties.
Update added at 1720: The Countryside Alliance has changed the words above to the following:
‘Weight for weight, there is more lead in some forms of chocolate than any game meat found in the UK.’
Progress, but still not correct. Watch this space for further updates.