I don’t wish to come across as trivialising the issue of quality and safety of food. However, I wish the attention given to the so-called ‘meat label scandal’ would be lavished on one of the most ignored issues in South Africa namely household energy fires. The media is abuzz with articles and commentary about this. Politicians are calling for wide ranging commissions of enquiries. Parliamentary committee meetings will now be convened to get to the bottom of this scandal. Supermarkets and the meat industry are called to account.