“Shocking to find that one in five samples tested were still contaminated with other meats” – Which? response to the FSA’s lamb takeaway survey

Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd, said:

“Nearly a year since our investigation found evidence of food fraud in lamb takeaways, it’s shocking to find that one in five samples tested were still contaminated with other meats.

“​We want the Government, local authorities and the FSA to take tougher action to crack down on food fraud offenders and ensure the recommendations from the Elliott review are implemented.”

Background:

  • ​Which? published the results of its investigation in April 2014, having tested 60 lamb takeaways from a selection of Birmingham and London restaurants. We found 40% of the takeaways were contaminated with other meats ​such as beef and chicken​.​
  • Nearly 35,000 have supported our Stop Food Fraud campaign

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