Buckinghamshire Trading Standards inspector, Rebecca Kaya, cutting off the end of a sausage
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Food crime unit to be set up following horsemeat scandal

Britain is to get a food crime unit to fight the trade in fraudulent foods. The special force is a response to last year's horsemeat scandal, which saw contaminated beef products reaching supermarket shelves across Europe.

A report by the food security expert Professor Chris Elliot says gangs have found a market with "huge profits and low risks," and that the food industry shows "a worrying lack of knowledge" about the extent of criminal operations.

The report says a dedicated food crime unit would protect consumers.

Claire Marshall reports.

  • 04 Sep 2014
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