Horse meat in Tesco, ASDA and many others has given us all in the UK a great platform for jokes. For all the quality demands these days it is refreshing to see that they are not a guarantee of what gets into food. Many of you will be plagued by quality forms and audits, GMP, Koshet, Halal, GMP, HACCP, BRC and that is not the end of it !

No doubt many quality bodies are getting good fees every year for accreditations. I am sure it all started with the Tesco’s of the world and their quality demands filter down to to produce the excessive paper work required to comply. So when this Horse Story broke I must admit i did smile a bit and thought it serves them right for creating the Quality Paper Load we all face.

I am all for quality but not a system that chokes business.