Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Chicken injected with beef waste sold in UK - News, Food & Drink - The Independent

Cafes and restaurants across Britain have been selling chicken secretly injected with beef and pork waste, The Independent can reveal today.

In a hi-tech fraud run by firms in three EU states, food manufacturers are making bulking agents out of porcine and bovine gristle and bones that help inflate chicken breasts, so that they fetch a higher price.

The swindle was only detected by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) using new scientific techniques because the non-chicken material had been so highly processed it passed standard DNA tests.
Chicken injected with beef waste sold in UK - News, Food & Drink - The Independent
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