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Veal found in kebabs in Sussex, Trading Standards officers say

Large amounts of poultry, beef and veal have been discovered in many lamb kebabs, a trading standards investigation has found.

West Sussex trading standards officers have been examining descriptions applied to kebabs at sellers across the county over recent months.

Officers found that eight out of 10 descriptions were wrong. Officials said most of the problems stemmed from local sellers not understanding the rules rather than deliberately setting out to deceive the public.

A spokesman said: "It was discovered that while many 'lamb' kebabs were mostly made from lamb, they also contained significant amounts of poultry, beef and even veal.

"If you buy a 'lamb' kebab or a 'doner kebab', advice from trading standards is that the only meat in it should be lamb unless the menu description tells you otherwise."

Sellers were given a warning and a chance to put matters right before being re-visited. The spokesman said that all corrected the descriptions applied.

Christine Field, the council's public protection cabinet member, said: "We want to remind traders that mis-describing food is a serious matter. What goes on sale for the public to eat has to be what has been described."

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11:33am Fri 25 Jan 13

Spx says...

Meat is meat, does it matter where it comes from?
Meat is meat, does it matter where it comes from? Spx
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11:50am Fri 25 Jan 13

inadaptado says...

Spx wrote:
Meat is meat, does it matter where it comes from?
Wouldn't you rather know what you are actually eating? Just saying.
[quote][p][bold]Spx[/bold] wrote: Meat is meat, does it matter where it comes from?[/p][/quote]Wouldn't you rather know what you are actually eating? Just saying. inadaptado
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12:23pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Wiggsy says...

Spx wrote:
Meat is meat, does it matter where it comes from?
It does when its claimed that horse meat containing an anti-inflammatory drug which can cause cancer in humans may have entered the food chain
[quote][p][bold]Spx[/bold] wrote: Meat is meat, does it matter where it comes from?[/p][/quote]It does when its claimed that horse meat containing an anti-inflammatory drug which can cause cancer in humans may have entered the food chain Wiggsy
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12:25pm Fri 25 Jan 13

getThisCoalitionOut says...

I expect to get whatever meat I'm buying. It's disgraceful that so many kebab shops are being this deceitful - I have found in Eastbourne that they are so bad my family has all stopped buying them. The shop in Willingdon gave my son and I food poisoning last time we bought one from there - so we're not going back ever again now.
I expect to get whatever meat I'm buying. It's disgraceful that so many kebab shops are being this deceitful - I have found in Eastbourne that they are so bad my family has all stopped buying them. The shop in Willingdon gave my son and I food poisoning last time we bought one from there - so we're not going back ever again now. getThisCoalitionOut
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12:26pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Joshiman says...

Wrong .You order lamb you want lamb.You order beef you want beef.How would you feel if you had a pulp of dog/cat/squirrel/pig
/cow/lamb/chicken/ho
rse made into a burger or a kebab.Become a veggie no doubt.
Wrong .You order lamb you want lamb.You order beef you want beef.How would you feel if you had a pulp of dog/cat/squirrel/pig /cow/lamb/chicken/ho rse made into a burger or a kebab.Become a veggie no doubt. Joshiman
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12:34pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Mr Sworld says...

Veal kebbabs?

They've gone up market then? Sounds quite nice actually!
Veal kebbabs? They've gone up market then? Sounds quite nice actually! Mr Sworld
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12:48pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Crystal Ball says...

If you want a meat-free product then get a fast-food burger, no actual meat in those.
If you want a meat-free product then get a fast-food burger, no actual meat in those. Crystal Ball
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3:31pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Fairfax Sakes says...

Some people are eating rat meat rather than cows. Who cares? Big whoop, get over it...
Some people are eating rat meat rather than cows. Who cares? Big whoop, get over it... Fairfax Sakes
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4:10pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Plunge says...

Hmmmmm, kebabs..........
Hmmmmm, kebabs.......... Plunge
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5:08pm Fri 25 Jan 13

GIVE UP says...

Most kebabs have been up and cooking for days, what meat it contains is the least of your worries. Brighton must have the most on hygienic fast food retailers in England, and that includes the multi nationals
Most kebabs have been up and cooking for days, what meat it contains is the least of your worries. Brighton must have the most on hygienic fast food retailers in England, and that includes the multi nationals GIVE UP
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6:46pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Maxwell's Ghost says...

I was comforted by this discovery that meat was actually in kebabs.
I always thought that those disgusting lumps of fat in kebab shops were in fact waste from hospital sluices or crematoria and one had to be drunk to actually consume them.
I was comforted by this discovery that meat was actually in kebabs. I always thought that those disgusting lumps of fat in kebab shops were in fact waste from hospital sluices or crematoria and one had to be drunk to actually consume them. Maxwell's Ghost
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7:54pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

Maxwell's outstanding yet again my friend.I love your posts.
Maxwell's outstanding yet again my friend.I love your posts. Freeloaders
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9:38am Sat 26 Jan 13

wippasnapper says...

O’ well it wasn’t hours meat mind you if most people now what went into there kebabs they most probable wouldn’t eat it any hell
O’ well it wasn’t hours meat mind you if most people now what went into there kebabs they most probable wouldn’t eat it any hell wippasnapper
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