Over 75% of Bucks kebabs tested contain wrong meat

Tests show over 75% of Bucks kebabs contain wrong meat

Tests show over 75% of Bucks kebabs contain wrong meat

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OVER three quarters of kebabs tested by Bucks Trading Standards contained the wrong sort of meat, it was revealed today.

Officers from Bucks County Council took 14 samples of lamb kebabs from takeaways in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Amersham and Chesham for testing by the public analyst.

Results show that 11 contained chicken and one showed five per cent beef.

And of the further 13 samples taken from beef burgers, two contained some lamb.

Trading Standards officers Sarah Stevens and David Graby, who led the sampling operation at the end of last year, said the problem centred not on the meat content but on the labelling.

Mr Graby said: “It's quite reasonable for a kebab to contain a mixture of meat, so long as the label description makes the content clear.

“But if people think they're buying a lamb kebab, then it should contain only lamb, and it should be labelled accordingly.

“This is clearly an issue of mis-labelling or no labelling, and in our meetings with traders we'll focus on ensuring consumers are able to identify clearly what they're buying.”

Officers will revisit the kebab shops to work with traders to help them comply with labelling regulations and advise them on the checking of labels on meat they buy in.

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10:23am Tue 22 Apr 14

cant-polish-a-turd says...

Well they don't call them DONER kebabs fro nothing.
Well they don't call them DONER kebabs fro nothing. cant-polish-a-turd
  • Score: 18

10:34am Tue 22 Apr 14

LivingtheDream says...

I'm actually surprised they contain these meats and not other disputable substances....woof! (or neigh!).
I'm actually surprised they contain these meats and not other disputable substances....woof! (or neigh!). LivingtheDream
  • Score: 28

11:59am Tue 22 Apr 14

Dr Genny says...

Ohhhh i do like a bit of dark meat ..however it comes mmmmmmm
Ohhhh i do like a bit of dark meat ..however it comes mmmmmmm Dr Genny
  • Score: -7

6:08pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Aridzona says...

Caveat Emptor!
Caveat Emptor! Aridzona
  • Score: 2

6:59pm Tue 22 Apr 14

abs brake says...

that has always been the case any thing for money
that has always been the case any thing for money abs brake
  • Score: 0

7:03pm Tue 22 Apr 14

abs brake says...

come here and il make u a donna out of mince lamb
come here and il make u a donna out of mince lamb abs brake
  • Score: 2

8:43am Thu 24 Apr 14

Lividov says...

I'm not really surprised. You only have to look up their hygiene records on the FSA site to reveal the level of contempt they have for their customers. Who in their right minds would eat at places like these.
I'm not really surprised. You only have to look up their hygiene records on the FSA site to reveal the level of contempt they have for their customers. Who in their right minds would eat at places like these. Lividov
  • Score: 0

2:24pm Sun 27 Apr 14

The SURGEON says...

Thus what happens when you let people if other nationalities, with their different standards, run their own businesses in this once great land. Let's tighten our borders and start buying British again. I wouldn't be surprised if some kebab meat was in fact human.
Thus what happens when you let people if other nationalities, with their different standards, run their own businesses in this once great land. Let's tighten our borders and start buying British again. I wouldn't be surprised if some kebab meat was in fact human. The SURGEON
  • Score: 1

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