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Lots of food isn’t labelled

The UK government’s decision to relax food standards to allow imports of poor quality, appallingly produced and potentially hazardous US beef, poultry and pork is disgusting, of course, but some people are arguing that it isn’t a big deal: we can just read the labels and choose not to buy it.

But that’s only true for raw food that we buy in shops. As Jay Rayner points out on Twitter, there are lots of places where food won’t be labelled: cafés, restaurants, canteens, pre-made sandwiches…

Not in food service it wont: that sandwich you buy on the run, that school meal your child eats, that lunch you get served in hospital; indeed in any food service operation. No labeling at all.