Mark Whitehead 04 September 2015

Derbyshire pizzas fail the ingredients test

Food outlets in Derbyshire have been warned to label their products properly after an investigation found more than two thirds of ham and cheese pizzas did not contain the right ingredients.

Trading standards officers visited 15 takeaways throughout the county and took away pizzas for testing.

They found eight contained a mixture of cheese and vegetable oil cheese substitutes, while five included turkey ham instead of traditional type.

The team is investigating a supplier who allegedly misled a business by claiming they were selling real cheese when tests showed it was a mixture of the real thing and substitutes.

Cllr Dave Allen, Derbyshire County Council cabinet member for health and communities said: ‘Mislabelling food and ingredients can be very dangerous, especially for people with allergies to certain products, and we will not shy away from taking formal action against businesses that deliberately break the law.’

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