The Tripe Marketing Board has moved to reassure customers that they will not have to pay 5p for a plastic bag when they purchase tripe.
Raw meat is exempt from the new charge which comes into force in England today.
In a bid to allay concerns, the Tripe Marketing Board has issued a Fact
Sheet advising consumers on how to safely store tripe and minimise any
odour problems. This is available at selected tripe retailers from today.
"We want people to enjoy tripe and we hope the knowledge that they will not have to pay for plastic bags will enhance their enjoyment of our product," Sir Norman said.