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Is the UK operating a dual food system?

Posted: 29 October 2018 | | No comments yet

Chris Elliott voices his concerns regarding the UK’s food supply system and its increasing polarisation in terms of safety for members of society.

Back in September, the UK newspaper headlines read that more than a fifth of meat samples tested in 2017 contained DNA from animals not listed on the label. Some of the samples contained DNA from up to four different animal species, while others contained absolutely no trace of the meat that it purported to be. The most commonly mis-labelled product was found to be minced meat, but sausages, kebabs and curries also featured high on the list of shame. Another telling statistic was that nearly all the issues occurred in small retailers and food catering outlets.  

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