Europol and Spain lead horse meat fraud investigation

FOOD SAFETY NETWORK (FSN) reports: December 2, 2022 EUROPEAN authorities have uncovered a network that sold potentially dangerous horse meat in at least four countries. The operation was coordinated by Europol and the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil). A video can be seen here. Operation Yucatán targeted the sale of horse meat unsuitable for consumption. The meat… Continue reading Europol and Spain lead horse meat fraud investigation

Horse slaughter and horse meat production — A global perspective

A horse in slaughter buyer Mike McCarron's trailer in Cleburne, Texas, August, 2019. USA Today.

1 tonne equals 2,205 pounds which equates to a total of approximately 1,746,019,229 pounds of horse meat produced around the globe in 2018 from approximately 5 million horses — a staggering 1.75 billion pounds of horse meat.

25 people arrested as horse meat scandal rears its ugly head again in Europe

Jim Vision Tesco Horse Meat Scandal Graffiti UK

HORSE MEAT (Spain) — Convicted food fraudster Jan Fasen was arrested for masterminding a new illegal horse meat distribution network, writes John Robbins for the International Business Times. Here's more from the same article. A Dutchman at the centre of the 2013 European horse meat scandal has been arrested in Spain accused of masterminding another illegal… Continue reading 25 people arrested as horse meat scandal rears its ugly head again in Europe

The real horsemeat scandal: supermarkets got off scot free

The following is an excerpt from an article published in the aftermath of the horse meat scandal that erupted earlier this year. This article focuses on who was punished and who was not. Why is this important to horses? Supermarkets will continue to put horse meat products on the shelves, mislabeling it as whatever they… Continue reading The real horsemeat scandal: supermarkets got off scot free

Horse meat found in Ikea’s Swedish meatballs

Cross-posted from Detroit Free Press Reported by Kim Hjelmgaard for USA Today LONDON — It's been about a month since a factory in Ireland let the pony out of the stable and admitted to finding traces of equine DNA in beef patties it made for export to the United Kingdom. Since then, dinner tables across… Continue reading Horse meat found in Ikea’s Swedish meatballs

Now it’s British horsemeat in burgers and kebabs

Our staff in England and Ireland have been sounding the alarm for the past two weeks. And now it comes out. The British are just as involved in the horse meat scandal as the Europeans. Police raids in Britain have exposed that horses are being slaughtered for their meat which is processed and labelled as… Continue reading Now it’s British horsemeat in burgers and kebabs

No honor in horse slaughter or drug documentation system it uses

by VIVIAN GRANT FARRELL For those who eat horse meat, you will never really know how safe, or how toxic, it is. The reason is that the documentation containing a horse's medical history demanded by slaughterhouses is so easily forged. In some cases, it is allegedly absent altogether. A whistle blower pointed out that a… Continue reading No honor in horse slaughter or drug documentation system it uses

Minister must rule out link between burger contamination and horse slaughter

Butcher Clinton Roberts who has been involved in the industry as an independent butcher for more than 40 years holds a platter of beef burgers with a note saying 100% beef. Hold your horses ... not quite. Google image.

Cross-posted from The Galway Independent BY HILARY MARTYN Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Food, Éamon Ó Cuív TD, has called on the Minister for Agriculture to immediately rule out any link between the illegal slaughtering of horses and the contamination of beef products with horse DNA. Citing a Sunday Times investigation from May 2012, which he… Continue reading Minister must rule out link between burger contamination and horse slaughter

Toxic Irish horse meat sold on the black market in Europe

Package of horse meat, Switzerland, likely full of yummy cancerous toxins.

Many horse lovers say, let people hellbent on eating horse meat suffer the consequences. This what they typically refer to. Horses are not traditional food animals. Except in very rare cases horses are not raised for slaughter for human consumption. Therefore horse meat contains toxic residues from drugs widely given to horses throughout their lives.… Continue reading Toxic Irish horse meat sold on the black market in Europe