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Uncovering the Secrets of the Meat Industry

The Guardian, a news company, and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) have recently looking into the inner workings of 2 Sisters Food Group. The West Bromwich based poultry producer has recently been accused of having poor working conditions in their factory. However, the FSA (Food Standards Agency) has been cutting back on their inspections of 2 Sisters because they want to focus more of their attention on smaller food producers. The UK government is reducing the FSA’s budget, not allowing them to make as many inspections as they had been. 2 Sisters has enough money, were a small portion of the owners incomes could easily pay for a health service. The blame of this issue can fall on all parties involved: the government for cutting the FSA’s budget, the FSA for deciding to only look at smaller firms, supermarkets for taking in unsanitary food, and consumers for buying the cheap meat. The question is, what can everyone involved do to raise more awareness for this issue, and discourage this flawed industry from continuing on with their current practices? Right now, it does not seem as though anyone cares enough to do anything about the problem other than The Guardian and the BIJ. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/oct/01/the-chicken-scandal-and-a-dysfunctional-food-industry

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