I was listening to a discussion this morning on Radio 4. I could get side tracked about a nice piece of middle ground radio in the morning. Between, “lets leap out of bed, star jump our way to our cereal bowls, what new Ferrari or Riva boat am I going to buy and how wonderful my life is Chris Evans or John Humphries tearing lumps out of one of our honourable!! members”. This morning I was in the mood for a bit of blood sport and the beating JH was going to give one of our honourable members.
Horse and Lasagne was the discussion and the fact, that in the processed food industry meat and ingredients have no requirement for traceability.
In our business, we have for years been able to trace back every piece of timber supplied and fixed to our projects. If you wanted your potential lasagne to jump over a fence you could trace the posts back to the forest, the tree and the date is was harvested. The saw dust used in the butchers could easily be traced back to its origin.
So when you sit back after your Italian stallion lasagne you can look up at your roof and think I know where that timber came from.
I think the food industry needs to get down with us builders for a while.