UNITED KINGDOM, London. AHDB is soon to extend isotope testing on pork to include local butcher shops. Until now routine isotope testing of pork products, which claim to be British, has been limited to the large retailers. The move is being welcomed by an industry which places huge value on the premium it receives for its high standards of production.
Isotope testing indicates where an animal was raised, so can highlight the possibility that imported pork products are being mis-sold as British.
If tests reveal that meat being sold as British does not originate from Britain, appropriate authorities can take action to address the situation.