A food policy expert has criticised the Food Standards Agency, telling the The Telegraph that horsemeat could have been in burgers 'for years' after the agency admitted it had never tested food sold in Britain for horsemeat.
Tim Lang, a professor of food policy at City University, London, told the paper: “It could have been going on for years but we wouldn’t know about it because we have never conducted tests.
“For too long we have had light touch regulation. The Food Standards Agency has to be institutionalised into taking a more critical approach. They have to work on the assumption that things could go wrong.”
The horsemeat scandal demonstrates how long and complicated the food chain we all depend on is. Regulating our food supply is expensive.
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