Press Release: Coop stops immediately with horse meat from America

25 Mar

 

Coop, Fluntern

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Press Release: Coop stops immediately with horse meat from America
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Coop stopt per direct met paardenvlees uit Amerika

Naar aanleiding van de uitzending op TROS Radar van 24 maart jl. heeft Coop Supermarkten besloten per direct te stoppen met het afnemen van paardenvleesproducten uit Amerika.

Gerard Koning, Commercieel directeur Coop Supermarkten: ‘We zijn enorm geschrokken van de berichtgeving in TROS Radar. Ondanks het feit dat we geen enkele aanwijzing hebben dat de praktijken zoals door Eyes on Animals zijn geconstateerd ook plaatsvinden bij onze BRC gecertificeerde toeleveranciers, nemen we onze verantwoordelijkheid. Daarom hebben we besloten per direct de afname van paardenvlees uit Amerika te stoppen. We nemen de ruimte om opnieuw ons assortiment te beoordelen. Daarbij willen wij de zekerheid hebben, dat zowel het dierenwelzijn als alle gezondheidsaspecten voor onze consumenten te allen tijde gewaarborgd zijn conform de door de EU gestelde wetgeving.”

Google Translation from Dutch:

25-03-2014

Coop stops immediately with horse meat from America

Following the broadcast by TROS Radar 24 March Coop Supermarkets has decided to immediately stop the decline of horse meat products from America.

Gerard King, Commercial Director Coop Supermarkets: “We are extremely alarmed by the reports of TROS Radar. Despite the fact that we have no indication that such practices are detected by Eyes on Animals also take place in our BRC certified suppliers, we take our responsibility. Therefore, we decided immediately from America to stop. Decrease of horse meat We take the space to re-evaluate our product range. In addition, we want to have the assurance that both the animal health for all our consumers are safeguarded at all times in accordance with the set by EU legislation.”

For more information: www.coop.nl

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Hey kill buyers go drown your sorrows in some cheap whiskey – you are on your way out of business!

I just heard that the impact of the exposé on Dutch television had the response we’ve all been hoping for and it was almost immediate! People need to know what they are eating and what they are eating must be safe.

If we can’t get our own legislators to pass the Safeguard American Food Exports Act, then we must educate the people in foreign markets about where and how their horse meat goes from stable to table. We can stop American Horses from being butchered in Canada and Mexico.

Two of the largest Dutch grocery chains, Deen Supermarkets and Coop Supermarkets, have removed all horse-meat products from their shelves indefinitely! In fact, Deen will immediately stop the sale of horse meat from North and South America altogether! And Gerard King, Commercial Director of Coop Supermarkets had this to say: “…we want to have the assurance that both the animal welfare aspects as well as health concerns for all our consumers are safeguarded at all times in accordance with the rules & regulations set forth by EU legislation.”

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3 Responses to “Press Release: Coop stops immediately with horse meat from America”

  1. MorganG March 26, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

    Great! I hope everyone involved with horse slaughter goes bankrupt financially. They’re already morally and emotionally bankrupt

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