One year after the horsemeat scandal shook Britain’s food industry, MEPs in Strasbourg today called for increased EU action to tackle food fraud to boost consumer confidence.
An investigation also published today by the consumer group Which? into 395 local authorities across the UK found that Bexley was the worst performing local authority in the country for food hygiene. Five other London councils are in the bottom 10 (Ealing, Enfield, Harrow, Richmond upon Thames and Southwark).
According to Which?, food testing across the country is down by 7 per cent over the past year, and testing for the labelling and presentation of food has decreased by 16 per cent.