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Food Safety Officers (FSOs) regularly take samples of food for analysis to check that the food is as described.
Common problems identified are:
- Adding unauthorised additives to food
- Serving cheaper spirits as more expensive brands
- Watering down spirits
- Selling cheaper foods as a more expensive food (e.g., whiting for haddock, monkfish for scampi)
FSOs can take appropriate enforcement action against a food business found to be breaching food standards legislation. Food must be of the nature, substance and quality demanded by the purchaser.
Advice on labelling is available here