Third of curry restaurants in Scotland found to be serving beef as lamb

11 March 2013
Third of curry restaurants in Scotland found to be serving beef as lamb

More than a third of curry restaurants in Scotland have been passing off beef as lamb, according to a leaked report by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

At 33 establishments there was no lamb at all in the dishes, while the remaining 13 used some lamb and cheap cuts of beef, according to the report, which was published in the" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Sunday Mail.

The FSA's report said: "The results from the survey confirm that a significant proportion of lamb-based curries offered for sale in Indian, and similar style, restaurants and takeaways were falsely described as they contained either no lamb, or a mixture of lamb and other meat.

"The sale of such curries contravenes the Food Safety Act and the Food Labelling Regulations. These results confirm that the misdescription of lamb-based meals among Indian and similar style catering premises is an ongoing issue."

The FSA did not identify the establishments which had been surveyed.

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