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Consumer Commission probes meat labelling saga

The National Consumer Commission will be looking into all businesses in the supply chain.

The National Consumer Commission will investigate the recent meat labelling scandal.

CAPE TOWN - The National Consumer Commission on Thursday announced it will be investigating the country's meat labelling scandal.

This was revealed in a post-Cabinet briefing in Parliament, Cape Town.

A recent study by the University of Stellenbosch found that traces of donkey, goat and buffalo meat were found in deli products and were not declared on the packaging.

Acting cabinet spokesperson Pumla Williams said the Trade and Industry minister has asked the commission to look in the meat labelling scandal as soon as possible as the matter may have far-reaching implications.

Acting National Consumer Commissioner Ebrahim Mohamed said their investigation may even start today.

He said they will be looking into all businesses in the supply chain starting with the retailers.

The commissioner also may also conduct random spot-checks.

Mohamed said nobody has reported any allergic reaction.