A third of food products on sale are 'mislabelled'

"Meat emulsion", mozzarella made from less than half real cheese and fruit juices containing flame retardant additives are among the mislabelled food items highlighted in a new report.

A third of food products on sale are mislabelled, according to a report Credit: PA

A public laboratory in West Yorkshire tested hundreds of food samples and found that more than a third were not what they claimed to be, or were mislabelled, the Guardian reported.

West Yorkshire's public analyst, Dr Duncan Campbell, said: "We are routinely finding problems with more than a third of samples, which is disturbing at a time when the budget for food standards inspection and analysis is being cut."

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