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Almost half north Wales food label claims samples 'false'

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Almost half of 100 food samples collected by north Wales authorities and sent for testing showed claims made on their labels were false.

The samples were collected from takeaways, supermarkets, independent retailers and manufacturers and sent to a public analyst.

They tested the authenticity of claims about meat species, honey types, health, allergens and "nut free".

An official described the results as "worrying" for people with allergies.

Most areas of non-compliance were down to incorrect or unclear labelling, but officers also found different meat than was described and food containing nuts or gluten not declared in the ingredients list.

Emlyn Jones from Denbighshire council said: "It is disappointing to see so many samples fail."

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