I guess many readers of this blog will remember that Waitrose announced in July that by next game season it would be getting its game meat from sources that would guarantee that it will be lead-free. This is excellent news, puts Waitrose at the leading edge of supermarkets on this subject, and is very much to be welcomed. This game season is essentially a ‘sorting everything out’ season and so you cannot rely on Waitrose game meat to be lead-free yet.
However, you can rely on Waitrose game meat to have this new, accurate and sensible health warning (as seen in Rushden Waitrose this afternoon).
This has replaced the old, worse and inaccurate health warning that Waitrose were using last year. The image below was taken in November last year and I think it was probably the stink that this health warning created that made Waitrose change to lead-free through this transition year.
Now, given that these health warnings are on the bottom of the pack and crowded by a whole load of other dull information, they aren’t exactly very obvious it is excellent that we do not have to rely on them but we will be able to rely on Waitrose being lead-free next year.