n South African Food Review - Scandal hits the industry again! : editor's forum

Volume 41, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0379-6000



Despite the outrage caused, and the resolve to stamp out the disgrace of last year's meat scandal, it has reared its dirty head again. Recently, a UK council laboratory found that hundreds of mislabelled food and beverage products are being sold in Europe. Nearly 40 per cent of as many as 900 products were found to be mislabelled, either containing additives not permitted in the EU, or something other than the ingredients listed on the label. Additionally, the analyses uncovered that some beef mince contained poultry or pork products, while a particular juice contained brominated vegetable oil, usually used as a fire retardant.

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