Butchers at the races again after horse meat scandal

Independent Irish butchers have noticed a rise in customers and sales since traces of horsemeat were found in frozen burgers on sale in Irish and British supermarkets.

27th January, 2013
Tommy Buckley of FX Buckley's: 'We have noticed an increase in turnover already.' Photo: Tony O'Shea

Independent Irish butchers have noticed an increase in customers and sales since traces of horsemeat were found in frozen burgers on sale in Irish and British supermarkets. Some customers specifically say that they are buying from butchers as a result of the horsemeat scandal.

"It's early days yet to say whether or not this is a permanent return to butchers but, over the weekend, we were extremely busy. We have noticed an increase in turnover...

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