Falsely-labelled horsemeat seized in Belgium

2013-12-28 07:55

Belgium health authorities have reported the seizure of 16.8 tons of horsemeat, part of it linked to a food scandal in France involving meat not supposed to wind up on people's plates.

21 held in new horsemeat scandal

2013-12-16 20:08

French police have made 21 arrests as part of an investigation into claims that meat from horses used to produce anti-rabies and other serums got into the food chain.

Dutch beef may contain horse

2013-04-10 22:26

The Netherlands' food watchdog has asked hundreds of companies across Europe, supplied by a Dutch wholesaler suspected of mixing beef and horse meat, to check 50 000 tons of suspect meat.

Pork found in halaal meat in school

2013-03-14 21:34

Traces of pork have been found in halaal chicken sausages served in at least one primary school in central London.

South African supermarket meat tested

2013-03-08 12:15

News24 had supermarket meat samples tested and findings show we can relax a little.

Iceland finds more beefless beef pies

2013-03-06 18:27

Iceland has added more flavour to the scandal of mislabelled food products reported in many European countries when its food agency found no meat whatsoever in some tested products.

Icelandic meat pies... have no meat

2013-03-01 22:06

When officials in Iceland began hearing about horsemeat being secreted into beef products around Europe, they decided to run tests to ensure the same thing was not happening in Iceland.

Meat products safe in SA - minister

2013-02-28 19:59

Meat products on sale in South Africa pose no threat to human health, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says.

After meatballs, Ikea withdraws sausages

2013-02-28 10:04

After withdrawing meatballs from stores across Europe, home furnishings company Ikea says it will also remove wiener sausages made by the same supplier.

Donkey, buffalo found in SA meat

2013-02-26 12:58

Everything from soya to donkey and water buffalo meat has been found in processed meat products sold in South Africa, according to a study.

Horsemeat found in Swedish meatballs

2013-02-25 15:01

Czech authorities say they have detected horsemeat in meatballs labelled as beef and pork for Swedish furniture retailer giant Ikea.

Firm asks to donate mislabelled products

2013-02-22 22:26

A Finnish food company says it had asked authorities to green-light a plan to donate its products found to contain horsemeat to charities for the poor.

More horsemeat found labelled as beef

2013-02-21 15:01

Horsemeat labelled as beef has been found by Romanian veterinary authorities in products destined for the local market.

Horsemeat scandal spreads to Asia

2013-02-21 08:46

The fallout from Europe's horsemeat scandal has spread far outside the continent, with an imported lasagne brand pulled from shelves in Hong Kong.

Big food firms embroiled in horsemeat saga

2013-02-19 18:02

The world's biggest food company Nestle and the world's top beef producer JBS are the latest in a long list of firms to be caught up in Europe's horsemeat scandal.

Horsemeat scandal hits Nestle

2013-02-19 08:13

Swiss food giant Nestle has become the latest retailer hit by Europe's horsemeat scandal, announcing it is removing pasta meals from supermarket shelves in Italy and Spain due to contamination.

Could you be eating horsemeat?

2013-02-18 15:14

Buy your meat from a reputable butcher or supermarket and have a good look at the meat and the labels that processed meat products display, warns DietDoc.

Horse-wary Britons spurn all meat

2013-02-17 18:43

A poll has found that a third of UK adults have stopped eating ready meals, while 7% have stopped eating meat altogether because of the horsemeat scandal.

Horsemeat scandal spreads to Austria

2013-02-15 17:50

Austria pulled a beef tortelloni dish distributed by German chain Lidl from the shelves after a food safety agency found traces of horsemeat in the product.

Horsemeat: French company blamed

2013-02-15 08:25

The price, smell and colour should have been clear tip-offs something was wrong with shipments of horsemeat that have been fraudulently labelled as beef, French authorities say.

Nestle: Horsemeat scandal affects us all

2013-02-14 12:40

Nestle SA says a scandal in Europe about the use of horsemeat in products labelled as beef hurts the whole industry.

Horsemeat scandal: SA safe

2013-02-13 19:12

South African meat consumers have nothing to fear from a horsemeat scandal currently rocking Europe, says an industry expert.

EU ministers gather for horsemeat talks

2013-02-13 09:14

European farming ministers and the European commissioner for health are due to meet in Brussels amid growing anger and recriminations over mislabelled meat products.

6 300 tons of horsemeat produced in 2012

2013-02-12 21:37

Romanian food safety officials say the country produced 6 300 tons of horse, mule and donkey meat last year, and that it had been correctly labelled when it was exported.

Horsemeat scandal: harmful to humans?

2013-02-11 12:27

Fears of criminal conspiracies and meat contamination rock Europe.


21 held in new horsemeat scandal

2013-12-17 10:48

French police have made 21 arrests as part of an investigation into claims that meat from horses used to produce anti-rabies and other serums got into the food chain.

Horsemeat scandal: Nestlé to shut food plant

2013-10-24 18:30

Nestlé will shut a frozen food plant north of Paris after sales were hit by a Europe-wide scandal that saw horsemeat find its way into processed products.

Banned lamb mince at 'horsemeat' factory

2013-03-19 17:33

French authorities say they have found 57 tons of minced lamb that does not conform to European standards at the factory of Spanghero, the firm at the heart of the horsemeat scandal.

Deltamune food safety

2013-03-08 12:35

Deltamune is a biotechnology lab that does testing and analysis.

Portugal: Horse drug in burgers, meatballs

2013-03-08 09:01

Burgers and meatballs sold in Portugal have been found to contain horsemeat with traces of an animal painkiller that is potentially harmful to humans, a consumer watchdog says.

Zim to conduct DNA tests on SA meat

2013-03-04 13:15

In the latest twist in the meat scandal, Zimbabwe is planning stringent measures on meat imports from SA to curb potential spread of contaminated products.

Consumer watchdog to probe meat labelling

2013-02-28 11:08

The National Consumer Commission is to probe the incorrect labelling of meat products, a government spokesperson says.

Random tests on meat stepped up

2013-02-27 21:45

Health authorities have stepped up random tests on meat and other foods in supermarkets after a study showed that donkey, goat and water buffalo have been added as unlabelled ingredients in meat products.

Ikea pulls meatballs from 14 countries

2013-02-25 19:21

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has withdrawn some of its company-branded meatballs in 14 European countries as the horsemeat scandal spreads.

Horsemeat scandal: Now health fears

2013-02-23 21:24

Horsemeat containing a drug potentially harmful to humans has likely entered the food chain, France has said, adding health concerns to the food scandal raging across Europe.

France acts on firm in horsemeat scandal

2013-02-22 18:45

French firm Spanghero, at the heart of the horsemeat scandal rocking Europe, is stopping the wholesale trade of frozen meat pending investigations.

Horsemeat scandal: Allegations of cruelty

2013-02-21 09:01

A new row over the treatment of horses farmed in the Americas has erupted as the fallout from Europe's horsemeat scandal spreads far outside the continent.

Europe horsemeat scandal spreads to Asia

2013-02-20 17:02

Europe's horsemeat scandal has spread to Asia where an imported lasagne brand was pulled from the shelves in Hong Kong.

Nestlé finds horsemeat in beef pasta

2013-02-19 10:00

Nestlé, the world's biggest food company, has removed beef pasta meals from sale in Italy and Spain after finding traces of horse DNA.

Horsemeat scare hits UK consumers hard

2013-02-18 18:45

The discovery of horsemeat in products sold as beef has shocked many British consumers into buying less meat, a survey shows.

France jumps into horsemeat scandal

2013-02-17 20:43

France says there are solid reasons to believe that meat processing firm Spanghero had passed off horsemeat in meals labelled beef.

Horsemeat scandal reaches Demark

2013-02-15 22:00

Danish food safety authorities are probing whether a slaughterhouse may have mixed horsemeat into meat marked as beef that was supplied to pizza makers, the government says.

Meat scandal tentacles reach into SA

2013-02-15 13:25

A food labelling scare in Europe has had domestic retailers scrambling to ensure that what they are telling customers is in the imported packet is the truth.

France bans firm for selling horsemeat

2013-02-14 20:57

French firm Spanghero has been banned and faces prosecution for knowingly selling 750 tonnes of horsemeat as beef.

Scandal set to spur tougher food tests

2013-02-13 22:04

European countries have demanded more DNA testing of meat products and tougher labelling rules over a scandal involving horsemeat sold as beef.

Unlikely that horsemeat snuck into SA - dept

2013-02-13 15:48

Chances are slim that horsemeat disguised as beef could have slipped through South African import controls, the agriculture department says.

Scandal piques interest for horsemeat

2013-02-12 22:25

Speciality meat suppliers in Britain have seen a surge in sales of horse burgers, with the discovery of horsemeat in beef burgers apparently piquing the curiosity of some shoppers.

Horsemeat: Finger-pointing grows

2013-02-11 21:40

Two Romanian plants believed to be the source of horsemeat mislabelled as beef in supermarkets across Europe, say any fraud committed was done elsewhere.

Horsemeat scandal spreads to France

2013-02-11 10:02

The Europe-wide scandal over horsemeat sold as beef has spread with leading French retailers having pulled products from their shelves and threats of legal action flying.

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