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Sausage contained 104 percent meat

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Sausage contained 104 percent meat
11:20 CET+01:00
A Swedish man has reported a charcuterie in the north of Sweden to the Consumer Agency (Konsumentverket). The reason – according to the label there is too much meat in the sausages.

The man, who purchased his sausages in the ski resort of Åre, was surprised to find that the meat content was 104 percent.

“Personally I can't accept that anything contains over 100 percent. And this sausage couldn't possibly contain more than 100 percent meat as there are other ingredients stated on the label,” he wrote in the report.

After reading the label, the man asked the shop how the percentage of meat in the sausages could be so high.

He was told that more meat is required in making the sausage than actually ends up in the product.

However, not satisfied with this he decided to report the misleading label to the consumer agency, according to Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet.

At Trångsvikens Chark AB, the charcuterie that make the sausages, they agree that the labelling can be difficult to understand.

CEO Marcus Färnström explained to local newspaper Länstidningen Östersund that what it actually means is 104 grammes meat has been used per every 100g sausage.

“Of course there is a different way to declare the ingredients and perhaps that is what we're going to have to do,” he told Länstidningen Östersund.

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