FSA warns restaurants against bogus letters

By Becky Paskin , 22-Dec-2008

Related topics: Trends & Reports

The FSA is warning restaurants about a circulation of bogus letters demanding payment of supposed food safety fines

The Food Standards Agency is warning restaurateurs about bogus letters demanding payment for supposed breaches of food regulations.

The badly spelled letters claim to be from the FSA , with one in particular claiming to be the result of an investigation between the agency and a local council, and after reporting supposed instances of food safety breaches, demands payment of £1k within seven working days.


The FSA has said that as it is not the ‘national enforcement authority for food law’, it would never send such letters out, and advises recipients to ignore the payment request and notify local police as soon as possible.


To download an example copy of one of the letters, click here.


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