Inferior food alert given to Lancashire takeaways

TAKEAWAYS serving food that is being described inaccurately can expect a visit from trading standards, warns Lancashire County Council.

Analysis carried out revealed processed cheese substitute was being used in place of mozzarella on pizzas, lamb in place of beef in curry, mixed species of meat in ‘lamb doner’ kebabs and substituted pork in ham and pepperoni topped pizzas.

County Coun Albert Atkinson, cabinet member responsible for trading standards, said: “I was concerned to hear that, in some instances, customers have been paying for what they believe to be premium ingredients, but are receiving cheap substitutes.

“We’re all aware that times are tough, but customers should still know exactly what they’re eating. Money’s tight, so it’s only right that customers get what they pay for.

“Trading Standards officers will be contacting offending businesses to notify them of the outcome of the sampling results. They will also receive clear advice on how to get it right.”

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9:58pm Wed 2 Jan 13

trevhd says...

Oh what a surprise would not buy anything from takeaways
Oh what a surprise would not buy anything from takeaways trevhd

10:03pm Wed 2 Jan 13

shytalk says...

It really is time to to sort this. There are those who want only halal meat and those that do not. it should be clearly labelled. There are those who want food labelled with none vegetarian ingrediants. Dairy ice cream, or processed ice cream E numbers etc the list could go on but in this day and age it is not rocket science print labels.
It really is time to to sort this. There are those who want only halal meat and those that do not. it should be clearly labelled. There are those who want food labelled with none vegetarian ingrediants. Dairy ice cream, or processed ice cream E numbers etc the list could go on but in this day and age it is not rocket science print labels. shytalk

10:33pm Wed 2 Jan 13

jellybiff says...

If they are breaking the law why aren't they prosecuted then ?or named.So actually the trading standards are aiding and abetting an illegal act good stuff.
Answers on a postcard please.
If they are breaking the law why aren't they prosecuted then ?or named.So actually the trading standards are aiding and abetting an illegal act good stuff. Answers on a postcard please. jellybiff

10:54pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Info-warrior says...

Just don't risk it. Not when you can make fresh home cooked food made from ingrediants that you can trust and check before you eat. Most of these businesses will be wiped out when the food shortages start to come into effect.

You can't escape from the fact that world food reserves are at there lowest since 1972 and that populations are booming. Its all coming to a crashing horrible end.
Just don't risk it. Not when you can make fresh home cooked food made from ingrediants that you can trust and check before you eat. Most of these businesses will be wiped out when the food shortages start to come into effect. You can't escape from the fact that world food reserves are at there lowest since 1972 and that populations are booming. Its all coming to a crashing horrible end. Info-warrior

11:54pm Wed 2 Jan 13

George.White.Bread says...

Info-warrior wrote:
Just don't risk it. Not when you can make fresh home cooked food made from ingrediants that you can trust and check before you eat. Most of these businesses will be wiped out when the food shortages start to come into effect.

You can't escape from the fact that world food reserves are at there lowest since 1972 and that populations are booming. Its all coming to a crashing horrible end.
Why? Because some kebab shop is serving up a dodgy donner?

Get yourself to Asda or Sainsbury's, the shelves are teaming with food there.

Time to go back into your "end of the world" shelter Mr Mayan.
[quote][p][bold]Info-warrior[/bold] wrote: Just don't risk it. Not when you can make fresh home cooked food made from ingrediants that you can trust and check before you eat. Most of these businesses will be wiped out when the food shortages start to come into effect. You can't escape from the fact that world food reserves are at there lowest since 1972 and that populations are booming. Its all coming to a crashing horrible end.[/p][/quote]Why? Because some kebab shop is serving up a dodgy donner? Get yourself to Asda or Sainsbury's, the shelves are teaming with food there. Time to go back into your "end of the world" shelter Mr Mayan. George.White.Bread

2:16am Thu 3 Jan 13

chairman2008 says...

Does this mean an end to linking Chickens to any mention of Promotion.
Does this mean an end to linking Chickens to any mention of Promotion. chairman2008

5:50am Thu 3 Jan 13

Ronnietate says...

I would like to hear more about the "mixed species of meat" Makes you think eh.
I would like to hear more about the "mixed species of meat" Makes you think eh. Ronnietate

6:02am Thu 3 Jan 13

shytalk says...

Info-warrior wrote:
Just don't risk it. Not when you can make fresh home cooked food made from ingrediants that you can trust and check before you eat. Most of these businesses will be wiped out when the food shortages start to come into effect.

You can't escape from the fact that world food reserves are at there lowest since 1972 and that populations are booming. Its all coming to a crashing horrible end.
How very true..It won't be that long now before the shutters go up at the non Italian pizza houses, and the multi coloured kebab shops. People will no longer be able to afford the junk.
[quote][p][bold]Info-warrior[/bold] wrote: Just don't risk it. Not when you can make fresh home cooked food made from ingrediants that you can trust and check before you eat. Most of these businesses will be wiped out when the food shortages start to come into effect. You can't escape from the fact that world food reserves are at there lowest since 1972 and that populations are booming. Its all coming to a crashing horrible end.[/p][/quote]How very true..It won't be that long now before the shutters go up at the non Italian pizza houses, and the multi coloured kebab shops. People will no longer be able to afford the junk. shytalk

6:26am Thu 3 Jan 13

Pendle power says...

What do you expect when it's 3 x 12" for a tenner. Hot and delivered to your door. Or you could put the oven on.....and make them at home for cheaper u think ....
What do you expect when it's 3 x 12" for a tenner. Hot and delivered to your door. Or you could put the oven on.....and make them at home for cheaper u think .... Pendle power

9:42am Thu 3 Jan 13

halfhearted says...

Jellybiff,has hit the nail on the head. Why are they not prosecuted ?
Jellybiff,has hit the nail on the head. Why are they not prosecuted ? halfhearted

11:40am Thu 3 Jan 13

Izanears says...

halfhearted wrote:
Jellybiff,has hit the nail on the head. Why are they not prosecuted ?
Isn't it obvious folks?
[quote][p][bold]halfhearted[/bold] wrote: Jellybiff,has hit the nail on the head. Why are they not prosecuted ?[/p][/quote]Isn't it obvious folks? Izanears

11:42am Thu 3 Jan 13

Izanears says...

trevhd wrote:
Oh what a surprise would not buy anything from takeaways
I can not agree more my friend. I shudder everytime I pass one on these places. The sad fact is that councils keep on letting them open, and also getting away with selling adulterated food.
[quote][p][bold]trevhd[/bold] wrote: Oh what a surprise would not buy anything from takeaways[/p][/quote]I can not agree more my friend. I shudder everytime I pass one on these places. The sad fact is that councils keep on letting them open, and also getting away with selling adulterated food. Izanears

9:52pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Steve4x4 says...

I bought my friend some dinner the other day from one of the fried chicken shops, later i asked him what it was like...S**t was his reply, how many kebab and fried chicken-takeaway shops on blackburn road accrington 14 at the last count, thats not counting the shops in the town centre, how much takeaway food dose accrington need?
I bought my friend some dinner the other day from one of the fried chicken shops, later i asked him what it was like...S**t was his reply, how many kebab and fried chicken-takeaway shops on blackburn road accrington 14 at the last count, thats not counting the shops in the town centre, how much takeaway food dose accrington need? Steve4x4

5:20am Fri 4 Jan 13

Pendle power says...

It's all about supply and demand ppl....
It's all about supply and demand ppl.... Pendle power

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