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CleanSafe and The Horse Meat Scandal


Steve Broughton

2 min read

It has been impossible to avoid the recent horse meat scandal.  Since Irish food inspectors first announced in January that traces of horse meat had been found in beefburgers sold in a number of prominent UK supermarket chains, stories have continued to emerge up until the present day where the government has promised a “wide ranging” strategic review of the scandal.

In the meantime, CleanSafe has been working around the clock to make sure that businesses and schools are free of any contaminated products and have been collecting contaminated meat and sending it off for correct disposal.  If you think that you could use our help then you we be comfortable in the knowledge that our collections can accommodate your needs round the clock and we will provide paperwork to demonstrate duty of care on collection.

Oh, and if you are a school that needs our help – for goodness sake make sure that you don’t accidentally provide us with a delivery which doesnt contain horse meat. It’s happened to us before and our driver had to rush back to the school with that days’ dinners!

So if your business has been affected by the horse meat scandal, get in touch and let us take care of it for you.

About the author

Steve Broughton

Steve is the founder of SafeGroup. He has over two decades’ experience in the soft services sector. Steve studied biology at Keele University. Following a corporate career at Rentokil Initial, he set up his first company, CleanSafe Services, in 2004. Steve added further functions, notably waste management, building a business rebranded as SafeGroup Services Ltd in 2020 with more than 100 staff. Steve’s energy and expertise inspires employees and clients alike. His aspiration is to make SafeGroup the UK market leader in its field. Outside of work, Steve enjoys weight training and swimming and listens to audiobooks.

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