Diners urged to check turkey provenance

The Good Food Guide is encouraging diners to quiz restaurateurs about the provenance of their Christmas turkey.

The restaurant guide, which champions local produce, believes country of origin should be given on all meat and poultry. It advises consumers who want to buy British this Christmas to ask about the meatís origin when buying their bird or roast from a reputable butcher or farmersí market.

This applies to eating out too Ė when booking, it says, donít be afraid to ask where the restaurant sources its meat.

Editor Elizabeth Carter said: ďItís a shame that origin labelling isnít compulsory for all meat in shops. But any restaurant serious about food should be able to tell you where their meat is from.Ē

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