UK tripe consumption fell during the first quarter of 2016, according to provisional figures released by the UK Office of Tripe Consumption today.
Although sales have fallen for 234 successive quarters, per capita sales between January and March fell by more than 0.0012 kg, reversing a four year trend which had seen a dramatic improvement in the rate of decline.
Commenting on the figures, TMB chairman Sir Norman Wrassle said the figures were a personal disappointment, and gave the lie to those who claimed there was no need for a national body to promote tripe. "There is no doubt in my mind that tripe sales are definitely falling. Those who have called for the abolition of the TMB need to think long and hard about what that would mean for the future of tripe - after all, it's not as if it sells itself," he said.