After fervent hypothesis final week northern retailer, Cubicles has been revealed because the retailer of sure cooked meat merchandise, beneath investigation by the Nationwide Meals Crime Unit (NFCU).
Following an NFCU investigation into cooked meat merchandise being labelled as British, however orginating from South America and/or Europe retailer Cubicles itself is just not beneath investigation by the NFCU.
The grocery store issued an announcement on the finish of final week: “Cubicles are categorically NOT beneath investigation by the Nationwide Meals Crime Unit.
“Cubicles assist for the investigation pertains to a restricted number of cooked meat merchandise and Cubicles don’t have any information of another facets of the investigation. On the level of being made conscious of the potential points in 2021 Cubicles acted immediately, eradicating all related merchandise from sale and ceased buying and selling with the provider with instant impact.
“Cubicles wish to verify that recent meat, poulty and sport merchandise are solely unaffected by this investigation and that excluding th restricted number of cooked meat merchandise impacted in 2021 Cubicles is completely assured in its British solely meat dedication. Additionally it is necessary to notice that while the NFCU investigation pertains to a possible critical meals fraud incident, this isn’t a meals security difficulty.”
The retailer went on to say: “Problems with provenance, traceabililty, honesty and authenticity are of the best significance to Cubicles and the enterprise has been absolutely co-operating with and supporting the work of the NFCU for the previous 18 months. It is crucial that the NFCU is ready to full its investigations in an goal and neutral method. The NFCU continues to have the complete assist of Cubicles and to that impact, Cubicles will make no additional remark at this stage, any additional enquiries regarding this matter must be directed to the NFCU.”