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UK food crime unit recommended

A specialist food crime unit should be set up in the UK in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, a government-commissioned review has recommended.

Professor Chris Elliott, of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University Belfast, said the UK had high standards of food safety.

But he said the scandal, uncovered in January, "clearly showed criminal activity in the global food chain".

Emma Simpson reports.

  • 12 Dec 2013
  • From the section UK
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