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Crackdown on mis-labelled West Sussex restaurant menu items

The Argus: Crackdown on menu fraudsters Crackdown on menu fraudsters

A CRACKDOWN is being launched on fraudulent restaurant menus.

West Sussex Trading Standards has found restaurants carrying dishes which are labelled incorrectly and have warned businesses to make sure menus always accurately reflect the product.

Fake menu items found listed so far have included Brixham scampi, free range veal, breaded scampi, Devon clotted cream, Sussex beef hung for 28 days, Surrey beef and monkfish bhuna.

Lionel Barnard, West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for residents’ services, said: “Not only do we want to ensure that those visiting West Sussex restaurants over the summer can be confident of what they are ordering but we need to protect the interests of the vast majority of excellent West Sussex restaurants who play by the rules.”

Trading Standards found issues with the menu descriptions in 14 per cent of premises visited across the county.

If you suspect food may not be as described then you can contact West Sussex Trading Standards through the Citizen’s Advice Consumer Service on 08454 040506, or use an online reporting form at www.westsussex.gov.uk/tsreport Car blaze

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2:41pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Gary1965 says...

Do you reckon KFChicken will be worried?
Do you reckon KFChicken will be worried? Gary1965
  • Score: 2

6:09pm Mon 16 Jun 14

NathanAdler says...

I ordered Welsh Rabbit at a cafe in Brighton and got this cheese on toast like dish.

Perhaps I read the menu wrong.
I ordered Welsh Rabbit at a cafe in Brighton and got this cheese on toast like dish. Perhaps I read the menu wrong. NathanAdler
  • Score: 4

6:35pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Roundbill says...

I had poachers pie at a certain pub in Fulking, and there wasn't a single piece of real poacher in it. Total shysters.
I had poachers pie at a certain pub in Fulking, and there wasn't a single piece of real poacher in it. Total shysters. Roundbill
  • Score: 4

6:59pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Helen Ariel says...

Toad in the hole....need I say more
Toad in the hole....need I say more Helen Ariel
  • Score: 4

10:56pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Bill in Hanover says...

Helen Ariel wrote:
Toad in the hole....need I say more
No doubt like the hedgehog flavoured crisps that were banned because they didn't contain hedgehog we'll lose toad in the hole when the EU notice that it's just sausage in batter.
[quote][p][bold]Helen Ariel[/bold] wrote: Toad in the hole....need I say more[/p][/quote]No doubt like the hedgehog flavoured crisps that were banned because they didn't contain hedgehog we'll lose toad in the hole when the EU notice that it's just sausage in batter. Bill in Hanover
  • Score: 0

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