Food Safety

Clarification for Number of Samples of Meat in 2021 in Scotland Showed DNA Samples of Meat NOT Listed on the Label


Your request was about the following information:

'You asked initially for the following information:

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 could I see the following information: 

I’m looking for how many samples of meet in 2021 in Scotland showed DNA samples of meat NOT listed on the label. (Any data you have for 2022 so far would also be gratefully received.) Could I also get the examples of what kind of foodstuff was involved and whereabouts in Scotland it was found to be on sale.

We replied to your FOI request and you then asked for the following information:

Out of interest, how many tests were carried out ?’


There were 96 samples tested in total in the same time period.