Who was responsible for the horse meat scandal?
Four people have gone on trial in Paris over the 2013 horsemeat scandal in Europe. Two former managers of French meat-processing firm Spanghero are accused, along with two Dutch meat traders. They are accused of using cheap horsemeat in beef products that were sold across Europe.
What happened in the Tesco horse meat scandal?
The 2013 horse meat scandal was a food industry scandal in parts of Europe in which foods advertised as containing beef were found to contain undeclared or improperly declared horse meat – as much as 100% of the meat content in some cases.
How was the horse meat scandal discovered?
1. Where did the horsemeat scandal begin? The Food Safety Authority of Ireland tested a range of cheap frozen beefburgers and ready meals from supermarkets last November for the presence of DNA from other species which were undeclared. The majority of the beef ready meals also contained pig DNA but not horse.
What restaurant got in trouble for horse meat?
Silvercrest Foods, who supplies beef products to Burger King restaurants in the UK and Ireland, recalled 10 million burger patties in the wake of the European food tainting scandal that implicated Burger King as one of the famous places that served horse meat.
When did the Horsemeat scandal start in the UK?
The scandal broke in January 2013 and threw the vulnerability of supply in the food industry into the headlines. The impact on the food industry was economically catastrophic for all involved – from the consumers, the supermarkets, food production companies, the meat industry, to the UK economy.
What did the Elliott Review do about the Horsemeat scandal?
Published in 2013 in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, the Elliott Review looked at the weakness of our food supply chain, and suggested measures for improvement. Its purpose was in response to a growing concern about the system used to deter, identify and prosecute food crime.
What did DEFRA do about the Horsemeat scandal?
In a bid to restore consumer faith, the Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) commissioned a report into the horsemeat scandal to establish how it happened and what steps should be taken to prevent it from happening again. The report, titled the Elliott Review, was published in 2013.
Is it illegal to use chicken breast in horsemeat scandal?
The widespread adulteration of cheap chicken breast with pig and beef proteins and water has been uncovered in previous scandals. The beef proteins were derived from hydrolysed cattle hides. It is not illegal to use these protein concentrates so long as they are identified correctly to the manufacturer.