A week ago Waitrose emailed me to wish me a good weekend and to say they were looking into the inaccurate health warning on the game meat they are selling to the public. Another week and no change in Waitrose’s position as far as I know. I contacted Waitrose nearly three weeks ago and I wasn’t the first to raise this issue with them.
Waitrose – I am disappointed by your tardy response. You got yourselves into this mess (and I do wonder whence you sought advice – not from the game shooting industry I trust!) and the longer you take to address this issue the worse you look.
You know that your health warning is wrong and yet you continue to sell game in your stores with an inaccurate health warning. The recommendation of NHS England is;
It’s best to avoid eating game that has been shot with lead pellets while you’re pregnant, as it may contain higher levels of lead.https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/foods-to-avoid-pregnant/
The Food Standards Agency says:
Exposure to lead can harm the developing brain and nervous system. So cutting down the amount of lead-shot game eaten is especially important for: toddlers, children, pregnant women and women trying for a babyhttps://www.food.gov.uk/safety-hygiene/lead-shot-game
That’s not what your health warning says is it, Waitrose?