Birmingham Food Council Directors Dr John Middleton and Professor Jim Parle have written an article on food crime from a doctors perspective; published by the British Medical Journal today.
The key concerns they note are:
- the impact adulterated food could have on people with food allergies;
- the high probability that criminal operations, capable of adulterating meat wouldn’t be fussy about throwing in tainted or diseased meat; and
- the fact that we don’t know the possible implications of introducing new ‘foods’ (such as horsemeat) into our food chain.