Food law – ‘fish fingers’ deficient in fish

A sample of fish fingers was submitted under the provisions of the Food Safety Act 1990 (a “referee sample”) for determination of the amount of fish present. In order for consumers to make informed choices, food law requires a pre-packed food such as this to be labelled with a declaration of the amount of fish present. The product as sold was labelled with the declaration “65% Minced White Fish”. Analysis of a portion of the sample by the Public Analyst had shown that the amount of fish present was lower than declared fish content. The Government Chemist was asked to carry out a definitive analysis of the fish content of the sample.

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Created Date: 11-08-2015
Last Updated Date: 11-08-2015