Puxton Park invited local people to meet their butchers
By Carol_Deacon | Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 11:39
PUXTON Park's butchery counter is holding its first ever open day this weekend to help quash fears over the current horsemeat scandal.
Puxton Park butchers have built their reputation on good quality, locally sourced meat
Several products have been withdrawn from UK supermarket shelves amid the scandal of horsemeat being found in food products in this country and in Europe.
Horsemeat was first discovered in beef burgers and after further testing some supermarkets have withdrawn further products from sale including lasagne and spaghetti bolognese.
Puxton Park at Weston-super-Mare, which has its own Gerald David Butchery department, wants to reassure all its customers that none of its products contain horsemeat.
For this reason it will hold an open day from 10am on Saturday, February 16, offering people the rare chance to see behind the scenes of the butchery and help restore confidence back to the meat market.
Puxton's Alistair Mead said: "To show our community we are using fresh farm meats in our butchers we are holding an open day on this Saturday.
"Both myself and Alistair David will be at Puxton Park explaining to our visitors and customers where our meat comes from and how it is cut.
"There will be demonstrations, tasters and giveaways and for the first time ever you will be able to see behind the scenes of our butchery."