UK: Food fraud on the rise, claims research

By Nicholas Robinson
Price pressures: meat fraud is on the rise
Meat fraud is on the rise, driven by the increase in the number of pubs and restaurants going bust, recent research from food procurement firm Regency Purchasing Group has claimed.

The report suggests that illegal beef production from unapproved premises or without the proper inspections account for almost 43% of reported fraud in the global beef supply chain.

A major cause of the rise is fraud is down to price pressures, which UK butchers are facing the full impact of.

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