I'm Eating What? Celeb Restuarant Fined For Organic Meat Claim
A London restaurant popular with Gwyneth Paltrow, Kylie Minogue, Eva Herzigova and Robbie Williams has apparently lied with it’s claims of an all-organic meat menu. From the article,
“Environmental health officers realized there were no delivery notes to back up the organic claims while carrying out a routine inspection. They seized records relating to the restaurant’s meat purchases and interviewed meat suppliers before prosecuting the restaurant under the Food Safety Act. The restaurant had not been supplied with any organic meat between October 1 and November 21 last year, environmental health officers found.
Julie’s Restaurant could have saved nearly Â£4,200 buying standard chicken instead of organic during that period, environmental health officers calculated. At a hearing on December 12 at West London Magistrates Court the managing partner of Julie’s Restaurant, Johnny Ekperigin, pleaded guilty to displaying the three types of meat as organic.
He was fined Â£7,500 and ordered to pay Â£4,297 costs.”
Whoops. Go U.K.! It’s great to see some actual investigation into organic claims that no doubt are gaining in popularity around the world. I’m sure there are several other restaurants out there perhaps practicing the same farce and reading this with interest. Watch out, you stand to lose a great deal by deceiving those interested in leading this lifestyle.
“Consumers buy into the idea of organic food either due to the health implications or in support of good animal husbandry. Julie’s Restaurant has cheated them of these values.” Bummer. Was the money saved worth it? You can check out their organic ‘claims’ on their website here.