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14/10/2013

Jon Cuthill investigates food fraud and finds everyday things we eat might not be what they seem. And Jay Rayner asks if the policing of our food industry is working or if we're about to be served up another scandal.

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29 minutes

Last on

Mon 14 Oct 2013 19:30
BBC One Oxfordshire, South only

Horse meat scandal 'could happen again'

Horse meat scandal 'could happen again'

A drop in the number of food samples sent for testing could lead to a repeat of the horsemeat scandal, an expert has told BBC Inside Out.

 

Food writer Jay Rayner examines the food standards system to find out how confident we can be that the food we eat is what we think it is. 

 

Read the news story and watch the video feature on the BBC News website.

Meet the port's food inspectors

Meet the port's food inspectors

Inside Out follows the health inspectors at Southampton Docks, the busiest port in the UK, as they check imported goods for potentially dangerous substances.

 

Watch the video feature on the BBC News website.

Battery hens used in food products?

Battery hens used in food products?

Battery hens were banned in the UK almost two years ago, but a wide variety of manufactured food such as quiche, cake and ice-cream contain liquid egg. 

 

There are fears that eggs from battery hens could be getting into UK foods this way.

 

Global brands only need to comply with regulations in their own country and do not have to meet the welfare rules of the European Union.

 

Watch the video feature on the BBC News website.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterJon Cuthill
ReporterJay Rayner
DirectorJane Goddard
Series ProducerJane French