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Old 24 October 2012, 14:58   #1
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Evening all

Does anyone know who best to report dodgy food to?

I bought a bottle of soy sauce from Tesco and it smells more like a bottle of solvent...maybe toulene? (is Manos still around?)

The muppets at Tesco just wanted to give me a new bottle! They didn't seem at all concerned about it not being fit for consumption.

All I can think of is the Food Standards Agency (websites down atm), but it seems a bit excessive going to them... maybe the council Environmental Health dept?
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Evening all

Does anyone know who best to report dodgy food to?

I bought a bottle of soy sauce from Tesco and it smells more like a bottle of solvent...maybe toulene? (is Manos still around?)

The muppets at Tesco just wanted to give me a new bottle! They didn't seem at all concerned about it not being fit for consumption.

All I can think of is the Food Standards Agency (websites down atm), but it seems a bit excessive going to them... maybe the council Environmental Health dept?
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EHO = Very Scary Person when you sell food to the public. They have quite draconian powers
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I'd have thought the FSA were more appropriate than the local EHO.
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I'd have thought the FSA were more appropriate than the local EHO.
Why ??
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Why ??
Local EHO's will be just that - local - so if there is a UK wide problem it will take longer to find.
FSA deal with product recalls / issues on a national scale.
FSA are interested in imports etc and how those goods are traced to sale.

If it was a dodgy cafe or snack bar then EHO is appropriate but I don't think the EHO are best placed to respond to a sealed product sold in a supermarket.
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Thanks all, i'll have a ring round tomorrow and see if anyone's interested.

You really do have to be wary of anything that comes from China!
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