Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Supermarket continues the ban of Isle of Man meat

Tesco supermarket has extended its ban on Isle of Man meat sales after the abattoir failed a second inspection.

The supermarket giant, one of the abattoir's biggest clients, removed all Manx meat produce from its shelves last February after a routine inspection.

A spokesman from the Isle of Man meat plant said the company was still hoping to reverse the decision.

Chairman, Graham Crowe said supermarket officials were working with the meat plant to help raise standards.

He added: "We are very keen to have our product back in the store and are taking all the measures necessary to ensure that happens.

"Tesco's global standards regarding compliance are exactly the same for local suppliers as those who supply their own label products- for a small company with limited resources, it is a challenge that will take a little more time, but we will get there."

A Tesco spokesperson said: "We are continuing to work closely with the supplier to resolve any outstanding issues. Maintaining high food standards is extremely important to Tesco - our customers expect nothing less."

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