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The lasting effect of the horsemeat scandal

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 03 October 2013

It's nine months since traces of horsemeat were found in food on sale in the UK. We look at how our attitudes and behaviour has changed.

It's a fraud that costs businesses around £40 billion a year worldwide, but are phone companies doing enough to warn customers about the danger of having their phone systems hacked? Listener Gavin Stewart says they aren't - he faced a bill for over £3,000. We also hear what the industry is doing to tackle the problem.

Plus why some grapes harvested in the Champagne region could end up in industrial cleaning products rather than fizzy wine.

And we visit the GPs who are offering consultations via Skype. It's something the Conservatives say they want to see more of.

Presenter: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Joe Kent.

Chapters

9 items
  • Parking Fines

    The new ways of catching motorists with parking charges now wheel clamping is banned.

  • Hacked Phones

    Are phone companies doing enough to warn customers about the danger of hacking?

  • Champagne Glut

    Why a harvest of grapes in Champagne could mean some are turned into industrial alcohol

  • World Buffett

    The rise of the restaurants offering foods from around the world.

  • Horsemeat

    Nine months since traces of horsemeat were found in food, have our attitudes changed?

  • Fairphone

    The new phone which claims to be the world’s first ethical mobile.

  • Minimum Prices

    The OFT has accused three big department stores of price fixing a sports bra

  • 24 Hour GPs

    We look at plans to change the way GPs work with 12 hour days and consultations via Skype.

  • PhonePay Plus Fine

    People looking for jobs were conned into calling premium numbers for jobs that didnt exist

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