Shocked curry restaurants demand naming and shaming of outlets selling fake lamb dishes


LEADING curry house owners yesterday called on council bosses to name and shame restaurants selling fake lamb dishes.

They were shocked by last week’s exposure of the fake meat scandal in the Sunday Mail.

We revealed that more than one in three curries tasted in Scotland – 36 per cent – were fake, with curry houses substituting cheap beef instead of lamb.

Around 30 members of the Guild of Bangladeshi Restaurateurs Scotland (GBR) and the Bangladesh Catering Association Scotland (BCAS) held an emergency meeting on Monday.

A second meeting will take place tomorrow in Leith involving restaurant owners from across Scotland.

The Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee, who compiled the curry report, did not name the 46 guilty restaurants.

And the councils who did the testing are also refusing to name the premises. Of the 46 found to be selling dodgy curries, 33 contained no lamb.

The remaining 13 used some lamb with cheap cuts of beef.

A statement issued by the two restaurant associations said: “Because of the seriousness of this accusation of fraud, both GBR and BCAS demand the evidence relating to the allegedly guilty restaurants and the scientific tests used to determine whether beef or lamb were being sold is released to the public.

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