What is really in your curry?

Hidden ingredients in takeaway meals, a new breed of taxi firms and how old brands stay popular. Plus more consumer news with Winifred Robinson.

Three people with severe allergies have died in recent months after eating curries thought to have been contaminated with peanuts. We hear why it's happening and the concerns of trading standards officers about hidden ingredients in our food.

We start a new series looking at how some of our biggest and oldest brands manage to stay popular and hear why a new breed of taxi business is annoying its rivals.

Presenter: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Jon Douglas.

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56 minutes

Chapters

  • Food Waste

    What can be done to reduce food wasted by supermarkets and manufacturers?

    Duration: 06:41

  • Adulterated curries and peanut allergy

    Trading standards officers believe ground almonds are being subsituted with peanuts

    Duration: 04:31

  • Big Brands - Tetley Tea

    We visit Tetley Tea in the first of our reports on how old brands stay successful

    Duration: 06:52

  • Empty Homes

    How one council has cut its number of empty homes by more than 6,000 in just one year

    Duration: 06:32

  • World Cup

    Oganisation that is renting out accommodation in Brazils shanty towns for the World Cup

    Duration: 06:28

  • Physical Products

    Why does the hard copy still perservere despite the availability of digital downloads?

    Duration: 04:44

  • Olive Oil

    We're buying more of the best olive oil we can afford. So is it always good for us?

    Duration: 07:48

  • New Taxis

    The days of phoning a cab or hailing one in the street may be numbered

    Duration: 06:25

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