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Sunday, 05 July 2015

Cumbria County Council reaffirm residents in wake of 'horse meat' scandal

AFTER traces of horse and pig DNA were found in supermarket beefburgers, the county council's Trading Standards team is reminding residents of their work.

Angela Jones, Service Manager for Cumbria County Council Trading Standards, said: “Cumbria County Council Trading Standards have a specific food standards role to ensure that food is labelled correctly and is in accordance with compositional requirements, in other words that it does not contain things it should not.

"To do this we carry out a planned programme of inspections under the Food Safety Act 1990 at different food premises that exist in Cumbria including bakers, butchers, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and public houses. The frequency of inspection visits will depend upon the risk different premises present and will vary between one and five years. Our officers work with the Food Standards Agency, other Trading Standards departments and Environmental Health Officers from the district councils in the area.

"We work closely with local businesses to provide advice, and while there are sometimes exceptions I’m pleased to say that businesses in Cumbria have a very high level of compliance with the standards."

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