Horse meat in our beef, that is the current food adulteration scandal and the list of companies that have had to remove items from sale after testing is growing daily. But this is not the first time we have found people trying to profit from bulking out one food item with a cheaper one.
We reported last year on the honey that had been filtered so as to hide its origin, and the New Scientist magazine this week discusses the problem in its editorial mentioning other food scandals that did not have the same public outcry, such as mixing in cheaper types of rice with basmati and selling it all as basmati. Over the next week we will blog about more food adulteration cases and what is being done to combat them.
Watch this space….