Waitrose is still selling game meat to the public weeks after being told that the health warning it is displaying is inaccurate. For a leading supermarket which claims high environmental credentials for itself, it is behaving badly.
What Waitrose claims on its website …
… and it’s a bit difficult to see how selling game meat with a reasssuring but inaccurate health warning fits that claim – particularly weeks after your error is pointed out to you.
My copy of BTO news came through the post the other day and I see it contains a large article on the ecological impacts of lead ammunition. The three authors, Debbie Pain, Rhys Green and Ruth Cromie, are expert in this field and together have over 70 years’ experience of publishing scientific papers on environmental and health impacts of lead. They would have been good people for Waitrose to consult about this issue in order to get things right. But Waitrose can just glance at the BTO News article to find out more about what they are selling in their supermarkets.
A bit of googling of Waitrose staff who might be responsible (if that is the right word) for the delay in correcting their error threw up the name John Gregson as the senior agri food manager (what a ghastly title!)(eg see here). That name rang a faint bell and I wonder whether it could be the same John Gregson who was once, 1992-98, editor of Shooting Times (see here) – I think it might be.