HEALTH Minister Dr Neil Sharma is worried about how lamb sausages are produced.
Dr Neil Sharma revealed this during the Fiji's Biggest Morning Tea hosted by Bank of Baroda in Suva yesterday.
Dr Sharma said in his recent visit to one of the manufacturers in Suva last week, he was "disappointed and shocked" to see that poor meat had been extracted and processed for lamb sausages.
"This is a worry and I have promised myself I will not eat sausage meat for the rest of my life," Dr Sharma said.
He said chicken sausages were far better as were pork sausages.
Dr Sharma said this was the sausage enjoyed by people of all ages.
He said the ministry would now ensure that manufacturers improved their labelling so customers were well informed of what was in the packet.
"People also need to be educated on what labelling means and clear standard that foods displayed were either healthy or not healthy," he said.
He said the ministry would also look in to the seals of labels that assured the customers that the goods were approved by the ministry.
When contacted yesterday William King of Fiji Meats Limited said each manufacturer produced different quality meats.
"The ministry should not condemn all food manufacturers but be specific with the particular processor," Mr King said.
He said as far as Fiji Meats Limited was concerned they ensured customers were provided with the best and quality meats were used to produce lamb sausages.
Food Pacific Limited executive Jeewaka Liyanage yesterday said he was not in a position to speak referring all queries to their director George Patel.
Several phone calls made to Mr Patel's were unanswered.
Meanwhile, Steven Ting, chief executive of Fiji Meats Industry Board said manufacturers needed to adhere to whatever ingredients were listed on the packet.