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Horsemeat scandal - Articles and news items

Scottish food crime hotline launches

Industry news  •  26 August 2016  •  Stephanie Anthony, Editor New Food

FSS and Crimestoppers have launched a Food Crime Hotline to give members of the public and industry a route to report suspicions of food crime…

Nottingham Trent University a ‘Centre of Expertise’ on food fraud

Industry news  •  29 January 2016  •  Victoria White

Nottingham Trent University has been recognised by the UK government as a ‘Centre of Expertise’ for food authenticity testing, acknowledging its important work in helping combat food fraud…

Food fraud: lessons from the horsemeat scandal

Industry news  •  12 January 2016  •  Victoria White

This month marks three years since news of the UK’s horsemeat scandal first broke. Dr Mike Bromley reflects on the lessons learned by the industry and what the future holds in the battle against food fraud…

Action against fraud in horsemeat trade taken by Eurojust and EU Member States

Industry news  •  27 April 2015  •  Victoria White

Eurojust has coordinated police and judicial authorities in a day of action to stop an organised criminal network involved in the illegal horsemeat trade…

Horse DNA detected in meat pie from Latvia

Industry news, News  •  19 July 2013  •  FSA

The FSA has been informed that a frozen meat pie product that was found to contain horse DNA has been withdrawn from sale…

Horse meat: final report on FSA response

Industry news, News  •  5 July 2013  •  FSA

Professor Pat Troop has completed her independent review of the FSA’s response to the adulteration of processed beef products…

More results of beef product testing published

Industry news, News  •  13 June 2013  •  Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency is confirming it has received a further 19,050 industry results from testing beef products for horse DNA…

Horse meat review – key findings

Industry news, News  •  4 June 2013  •  FSA

At Food Standards Agency open Board meeting, Professor Pat Troop presented the key findings…

Horsemeat scandal – Food scientists call for control measures

Industry news, News  •  9 May 2013  •  Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)

IFST’s Consultancy group responds with its position on how to approach this issue of food fraud and authenticity…

Whitepaper: The Growing Global Epidemic of Food Fraud

Whitepapers  •  30 April 2013  •  NSF International

Recent news headlines regarding the evidence of horsemeat in beef products has drawn worldwide attention to the growing problem of food fraud…

Can we prevent another horsemeat scandal?

Issue 2 2013  •  26 April 2013  •  Helen Bahia

Food fraud on an international scale is a reality – current preventive measures are not working and new techniques and tools are needed to address the problem, say experts. The recent revelation of large-scale and criminal food fraud involving the adulteration of processed meat products with horsemeat has cost the market, directly and indirectly, millions of Euros in costly product withdrawals, loss of sales and brand reputation, source and supply issues, consumer nervousness and lack of trust – all-in-all, potentially several years of costly misery and rebuilding of market positions for a number of global manufacturing, catering and retail brands.

Results of Europe-wide beef product survey published

Industry news, News  •  16 April 2013  •  FDA

In February the EC asked all member states to carry out a survey of beef products to check for the presence of horse DNA…

Very low levels of bute found in Asda ‘Smart Price Corned Beef’

Industry news, News  •  9 April 2013  •  FSA

The FSA has been informed by Asda that very low levels of bute, have been found in 340g tins of its Smart Price Corned Beef…

Update on Agency’s beef product survey

Industry news, News  •  9 April 2013  •  FSA

The FSA has confirmed results for four of the remaining five samples relating to the Agency’s UK-wide sampling programme of beef products…

Hungarian horse meat labelled as beef

Industry news, News  •  22 March 2013  •  Food Standards Agency (FSA)

The Food Standards Agency has been informed by Lancashire County Council that it has identified 100kg of horse meat imported from Hungary labelled as beef…


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