Beef in Lamb Curries
The Daily Record has reported that one in three curries tested in Scotland were fake.
The Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee - which is part of the FSA - carried out 129 tests in Indian restaurants and takeaways north of the border.
It said cheap beef was used instead as lamb in 46 of those samples. In 33 of those, there was no lamb in the dishes, while the remaining 13 used some lamb and cheap cuts of beef. Prices of lamb are now much higher than beef, and using the cheaper meat cuts is clearly an attempt to cut costs and maximise profits. However, passing off beef as lamb is illegal and fraudulent.
If you want a good lamb curry we recommend our own excellent Karahi Lamb recipe.