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Challenging corporate giants

Recent food scandals have taught us that UK group litigation law has a long way to go if it is going to match that seen across the pond, says Sarah Moore

4 April 2013

A fishy challenge to the horsemeat scandal emerged last week, with the news that one in seven of the fish sold in shops, restaurants and in your local fish and chip shop is not what you believe it to be. A report by the UK Food Standards Agency revealed mislabelling and further deception of consumers, upstaging the horse meat scandal, if only for a short time.

Last month Tesco placed the first of three double page 'apology ads' in all of the UK's best selling newspapers, from tabloid to broadsheet. In the first of this series, entitled 'What burgers have taught us', Tesco told us that, in terms of meat sourcing and supply chains "they really do need to do better".

While these adverts are pitched at winning back a consumer who may feel they have been wronged, Tesco can be safe in the knowledge that under the current UK legal system such confessionals are unlikely to be used against them in any court of law.

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