Food samples

1. How many food samples were taken and submitted for analysis by your local authority in the calendar years 2016, 2017, 2018?

Our Trading Standards team have provided the information below and in response to the subsequent questions:

2016 – 350
2017 – 388
2018 – 176

1b. How many of the samples submitted for analysis attracted an adverse report in each of these years?

2016 – 68
2017 – 53
2018 – 29

 

1c. How many of the samples submitted for analysis attracted an adverse report in each of these years specifically in relation to labelling and/ or compositional faults?

2016 – 68
2017 – 53
2018 – 29

2. For each of these years, please provide a breakdown of the number of meat samples which attracted an adverse report (not restricted to labelling/ composition)

2016 – 41
2017 – 39
2018 – 13

 

3. How many total food samples were tested for allergens in each of these years?

2016 – 37
2017 – 114
2018 – 71

3b. Of these, how many dishes or products were found to contain an undeclared allergen?

2016 – 7
2017 – 28
2018 – 21