In response to an insert aired on current affairs programme Carte Blanche on Sunday, 24th September 2017, Meat World is conducting a wholescale investigation into 14 of its stores across Gauteng, North West and Mpumalanga.
Apart from a meat product recall in nine of our stores that were fingered by the programme for allegedly selling spoiled meat and relabeling products to extend their sell by date, the brand is considering de-franchising some of its stores if the allegations are serious enough.
In addition, Meat World appointed leading forensic investigator Dr. David Klatzow to analyze the lab report provided by Carte Blanche. Dr Klatzow’s questioned the accuracy of the findings by the laboratory. He also concluded that “the overall bacteriological results DO NOT demonstrate a systemic problem.”
Meat World CEO Angelino Pereira has appointed an independent Health and Safety organisation to conduct full health and safety audits on each of the stores. “I took this immediate decision when I was made aware these allegations.
“My team and I are deeply perturbed by these allegations. We will do everything we can to rectify any irregularities. Our customers are our family and we take their complaints to heart.”
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