A DEDICATED crime unit is to be set up in Scotland to tackle food fraud.
A new food scare involving contamination of the spice with nuts could be more serious than the horse meat crisis, a leading expert has warned.
A CONSUMER watchdog has placed three Scots local authorities amongst the ten worst out of nearly 400 in Britain over maintaining food hygiene standards in restaurants.
Michelin-starred chefs have criticised "laborious" hygiene inspections of their kitchens which they claim are causing major problems for restaurateurs.
Supermarkets should make a joint stand and show consumers they are serious about a potentially fatal food poisoning bug by taking a "more visible and co-ordinated industry wide approach" against the problem, a leading consumer group said.