Takeaway owners are to face a new testing programme, after a watchdog found nearly a third of lamb takeaways it checked contained a different meat.
The Foods Standards Agency (FSA) found that 43 out of 145 samples of lamb takeaways - usually curries or kebabs - were wrongly described.
The FSA said 25 of the samples were found to contain only beef, which is cheaper than lamb.
As a priority, local authorities are now being asked to test 300 samples of lamb from takeaways, starting at the beginning of May.
Takeaway owners are also being warned that they can be fined up to £5,000 for mislabelling food. Read article from here: