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Food Inspectors, Series 3 Episode 1 of 4

Duration: 1 hour

We've never been more interested in food. The average household spends £5,000 a year on food and drink, but how much do we really know about what ends up on our plates? The Food Inspectors are back and this time the show lifts the lid on Britain's food, revealing the real facts you have a right to know about. Joining the team of Matt Allwright and Chris Hollins is Gaby Roslin.

Matt investigates how clean our supermarkets really are by sending an undercover team to test for levels of bacteria in 10 London stores. Supermarket trolley handles, potato trays and chicken shelves are all put to a swabbing test. Chris and Gaby team up to find out what is in ice cream. They uncover the difference between dairy ice cream and soft scoop. Gaby gets a lesson in how to make home-made traditional ice cream and Chris visits Reading University to learn how to make the economy soft scoop version which contains coconut oil instead of cream, skimmed milk powder and the cheapest ingredient - air. Gaby visits a school to put the different ice creams to the taste test - but which ice cream is higher in fat?

Each week Chris and Gaby will reveal what's in the nations favourite mass produced foods, and Matt will put our billion pound food industry under the microscope.

And the team are back on the front line with the food inspectors who keep us safe by shutting down restaurants and food shops which aren't up to scratch. From rat droppings in a kitchen to cockroaches in a curry house and undercooked burgers in a gastro pub; the food inspectors have their work cut out to protect the nation from rogue restaurants and poisonous food.

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Credits

Presenter
Matt Allwright
Presenter
Chris Hollins
Presenter
Gaby Roslin
Series Producer
Andrew Mullins
Executive Producer
David Emerson

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