Simple rules that are often forgotten when shopping at the butcher’s shop

An overwhelming majority of Poles declare that they eat meat at least several times a week. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that. Meat is a source of valuable nutrients, especially protein. It is best to buy them from butcher shops, which take care of frequent deliveries of fresh goods. But even in such a shop you can’t lose vigilance. You have to keep these simple rules in mind.
You have the right to know the composition of the product
Meat offered by butcher shops is practically never packaged. This, of course, makes it difficult to get acquainted with its composition. However, the seller must provide you with this information. Don’t worry about creating a long queue behind you. You have the right to know what you are paying for and what you throw into the pot or pan. Ask your retailer for the composition of the meat to exclude the purchase of a product containing preservatives and other chemical additives.
Low price is always an indication of quality.
Or rather, about the lack of it. There is nothing to deceive about. If you see the ham at a price of USD 20 per kilo, for example, you can be 100% sure that it is not made from good-quality meat and contains many additives that create its weight. Such a product should not theoretically hit your plate, but we know very well that for most Poles price is the main criterion of choice. If you don’t have to keep a close eye on your budget, choose meat at a higher price that is justified by the quality of your product.
10 slices are not 11 slices
Many people are ashamed to draw the attention of the retailer to the fact that they have packed more product than the customer wanted. This is an old way to increase the turnover of a shop. However, you do not have to accept this. If you want 10 slices of ham, the seller must not be “wrong” and then press the purchase button for example 2.
You have the right to choose the piece of meat you want to buy
The meat often lies behind the counter for many hours. Of course, it is stored at an appropriately low temperature, but the UV radiation generated by the lamps to some extent affects its quality. So don’t let the seller give you the first piece of meat or sausage on the shore. You can boldly choose which product will end up in your shopping cart.
Bearing these simple rules in mind, you will significantly reduce the risk of buying poor quality meat, which will be unsavory or, in the worst case, unhealthy. The basis is the exercise of consumer rights.

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