Food crime – why should doctors care?

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.

You can read the full text of Food crime – why should doctors care here.

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