Anyone who is a regular woman&home reader (or indeed, who has met me), will know how passionately both I and Food Editor Jane feel about the pork industry. We’re always stressing the importance of buying British (preferably free-range) meat, since the welfare standards are so much higher than in most of the rest of Europe. If you want to see how much higher, please click here. It’s something of an eye opener.
And not a very pleasant one at that.
But I have good news. At a full-English breakfast meeting with John Dixon, M&S Director of Food, Food ed Jane was thrilled to hear that from this week, Marks & Spencer will be the first retailer to offer 100% British throughout its entire range of bacon, sausages and eggs. Since we only use and recommend British free-range pork in our recipes, we’re thrilled by this major step forward and brave move by M&S to “ditch the Danish”. So well done them. Do let me know what you think.