Blood and offal are 'being illegally mixed into meat products and sold in supermarkets

Blood and offal are being illegally mixed into meat products sold in Britain’s supermarkets without being declared on the label, according to a new scientific report. Tests conducted by Nottingham Trent University have uncovered evidence of unlabelled offal and blood in a number of meat products being sold to shoppers.

Scientists tested 57 products from 10 unspecified retailers and found that 7 (12 per cent) contained undeclared offal while five (9 per cent) contained blood serum. The results come a year after the horsemeat scandal which led to products like beefburgers being removed from supermarket shelves after they were found to contain traces of horse.