M&S decided last year not to sell grouse because it could not be assured of the sustainability of its sources of game meat.
This year, M&S found an excuse to continue that position because it was a poor year for grouse supplies.
With the findings of the Lead Ammunition Group now published it would be good to hear from M&S how they intend to inform their customers of the health risks of the lead content of game meat that they sell in their stores and whether they still intend to sell game meat shot with lead ammunition from October. Here is one quote from the findings of the Lead Ammunition Group:
Lead shot and bullet fragments can be present in game meat at levels sufficient to cause significant health risks to children and adult consumers, depending on the amount of game they consume.
Does M&S still plan to sell game meat contaminated with high lead levels from October this year? Why did M&S not put in place plans to source its game meat from suppliers who could guarantee they used non-toxic shot ahead of this season?