Restaurant served up beef in ‘lamb’ dish

A genuine lamb curry.

A genuine lamb curry.

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A Ripon restaurant has been fined £3,000 after the meat in a “lamb” curry it sold was found to be 100 per cent beef.

Trading standards officers made a test purchase of the curry at Moti Raj on High Skellgate and in the subsequent investigation the business said it had ordered meat from its suppliers, rather than specifying lamb, which had led to it being supplied with the wrong product.

Motiraj Contemporary Ltd pleaded guilty at Harrogate Magistrates Court on Wednesday last week to offences related to providing food not of the nature demanded to the prejudice of the purchaser and applying a false label to that food. In addition to the £3,000 fine, the business was ordered to pay costs of £547 and a £120 victim surcharge.


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