Food for thought

The way things are going, anyone wanting to earn a nice whack needs to start specialising in food law. Still trying to get over the fact that our flame-grilled beef patties were made of horse, consumers are now learning that farmed fish from Vietnam might be masquerading as the haddock in our local chippie.

But two former in-housers have been busy getting to the meat of the issue. The former head of environmental health for the London Borough of Enfield, Andy Bowles, and former Enfield solicitor Sharon Bowles have launched specialist food law firm ABC Food Law after gaining ABS approval from the SRA.

It seems a case of good timing for the pair, who applied for an ABS licence in August after setting up food law training company ABC Food Safety a number of years ago. Wherever they got their crystal ball from, Andy Bowles suggests that there will be plenty more scandals where the horse lasagnes came from.

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