Food fraud: All eyes on chicken

By 12. December 2013Blog

In a story reported on the website of the English newspaper The Guardian earlier this week, it would appear some fraudsters have been adulterating frozen chicken in the UK.

Referring to an earlier report in which the newspaper exposed the practice of “tumbling” chicken (adding water) to increase the weight, some would be Dibblers were using proteins from other animals to increase the amount of water that could be added.

Apparently the FSA asked for samples of frozen chicken back in March in the midst of the horse meat scandal.  Their findings are not due to be published until March 2014, a time-frame that was criticised by the shadow minister for food, Huw Irranca-Davies as being too long.

Read the full story on the Guardian website.