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Horse meat: In depth

Horse meat scandal : Where it began and where are we now?

1 comment28-Feb-2013
Last updated on 28-Feb-2013 at 13:37 GMT2013-02-28T13:37:13Z

The horse meat controversy has rocked Europe and even spread as far as Hong Kong with firms including Nestlé, Ikea and Findus all finding horse DNA in their products.

Some of the Europe's - and the world's - biggest industry players have now become caught up in the horse meat story, with product recalls at a high and consumer confidence at a low. 

Indeed, the latest UK sales data shows plummeting consumer confidence has led to a 43% drop in sales of frozen burgers, while sales of frozen ready meals are down by 13%.

Take a look below to see the who, where, what, why and when of the scandal so far, courtesty of the Australian Institute of Food Safety.

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No Food Safety Facts In This Graphic

This graphic is from the Australian Institute for Food Safety, but who needs them? If you read the fine print, you'll see where the AIFS got its "facts": Wikipedia's horse meat page. Good to know that the horse meat eating world is getting its "nutritional facts" from the experts.

Problem is, Wikipedia's "horse meat" page isn't where you find out what's wrong with horse meat. You find that on Wikipedia's "horse slaughter page." And there is plenty wrong with it. But of course, the AIFS doesn't tell consumers that, even though it's a "food safety institute."

This reference is just plain wrong: "A common medicine for horses that is dangerous to humans. So far no traces have been found." Traces have absolutely been found, in quite a few places, for a very long time.

Great piece of marketing, but zero credible food safety info.

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Posted by VIckery Eckhoff
28 February 2013 | 17h362013-02-28T17:36:07Z

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