Turkey sold as ham and seafood sticks as crab: What inspectors found in some Teesside restaurants
Takeaways and restaurants have been caught serving diners cheap substitutes for promised ingredients.
A survey by Middlesbrough Council’s Environmental Health and Trading Standards team found some food outlets to be selling ham that was being substituted with turkey meat, lamb kebabs made with a mixture of beef and chicken or mutton and lamb and reformed whitefish containing very little or no scampi being sold as scampi.
Investigators looked at menus advertised through well-known internet sites, as well as visiting food outlets in Middlesbrough , and compared the description of dishes... read more
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