FOI Request - Adulterated Food

Request 101000386121

1)     In each of the last two financial years (2013/14 and 2014/15) how many times has the council discovered food, foodstuffs or alcohol that has been adulterated? Please break the figures down for each year and give details of what was found in each incident. Please also provide details of how many people/companies were successfully prosecuted as a result of these discoveries.

2)      In each of the last two financial years (2013/14 and 2014/15) how many times has the council discovered food, foodstuffs or alcohol that has been substituted with something other than the foodstuff, food or alcohol it was labelled/advertised as? Please break the figures down for each year and give details of what was found in each incident. Please also provide details of how many people/companies were successfully prosecuted as a result of these discoveries.

3)    In each of the last two financial years (2013/14 and 2014/15) how many times has the council discovered food, foodstuffs or alcohol that was deliberately mislabelled or was suspected as having been deliberately mislabelled? Please break the figures down for each year and give details of what was found in each incident. Please also provide details of how many people/companies were successfully prosecuted as a result of these discoveries.

4)    How many instances of food fraud has the council dealt with in each of the last two financial years (2013/14 and 2014/15). Please break the figures down for each year and give details of what was found in each incident. Please also provide details of how many people/companies were successfully prosecuted as a result of these discoveries.

Response 02-11-2015 

1) 2013-14     1 ( product containing meat protein of species not demanded by consumer)
    2014-15     7 (7 products containing meat protein of species not demanded by consumer)

2)2013/14    0
   2014/15    2 (1 alcohol allegedly substituted for cheaper brand  - 1 allegedly counterfeit alcohol - 2 prosecutions pending)

3)2013/14     0
   2014/15     2  (2 alcohol/alcohol products misleading claims)

4) 2013/14    1 (alleged production of "smokies" - no evidence found)
    2014 -15   1 (sale of allegedly counterfeit vodka - prosecution pending)

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