ARTICLES RELATING TO MEAT SCANDAL

McDonald's feels pinch in China food scandal

2014-07-28 08:19

McDonald's has struck more meat dishes off its menus in China, as the parent company of the firm at the centre of a food scandal is set to hold a news conference.

McDonald's feels 'deceived' by China meat audit

2014-07-24 08:59

McDonald's CEO Don Thompson says the company feels "a bit deceived" by the audit it received for the China supplier shut down because of a meat scandal.

Tesco's horsemeat campaign rejected

2013-09-04 22:00

Britain's advertising watchdog has ruled that Tesco had misled consumers with a media campaign on its response to the horsemeat scandal.

China steps up inspection of meat trade

2013-05-16 09:26

China has begun a crackdown on the sales of fake, diseased and tainted meat products, the official Xinhua news agency says.

Proudly SA calls for wider food probe

2013-04-21 21:24

Proudly SA says the mislabelling of meat products is only the tip of the iceberg and extends into other industries.

Meat suppliers could face jail

2013-04-15 07:45

Suppliers involved in the country's meat labelling scandal could face fines or time in jail.

Supermarkets respond to meat report

2013-04-14 16:17

Popular supermarkets including Woolworths, Pick n Pay and Shoprite have responded to a report that identified them as stocking incorrectly labelled meat products.

Pork found in Ikea's moose lasagna

2013-04-06 18:45

Ikea has withdrawn moose lasagna from its European stores after tests showed it contains pork.

Meat scandal retailers to be identified

2013-04-04 07:20

The names of retailers whose meat was sampled to determine its actual ingredients will be handed over to the Red Meat Industry Forum and Media24.

Grisly meat stories told in Parliament

2013-03-26 22:34
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MPs have told some chilling stories about their experiences with meat during a meeting with academics, government officials and industry representatives in Parliament.

Tougher meat labelling laws on cards

2013-03-20 14:29

The Department of Trade and Industry is to publish proposals to strengthen the labelling of meat products so that their ingredients can be identified more precisely.

Watchdog acts on pork in halaal foods

2013-03-15 19:35

A police complaint will be lodged against a food company after finding up to 30% of pork in its halaal-labelled products, says a Norwegian food safety body.

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.

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.

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.

No name and shame of meat culprits

2013-03-01 16:49
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Despite consumers baying for blood, the food researcher who exposed the meat scandal refuses to name and shame them.

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.

SA: donkey meat sold as beef

2013-02-26 13:36

A Stellenbosch University study has found undeclared soya, donkey, goat and water buffalo meat in South African meat products.

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.

Hollande - proper labels on meat meals

2013-02-23 14:29

France's president says he wants to see proper labelling of meat in ready-made meals to avert a repeat of the scandal over horse meat being passed off as beef.

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.

 

McDonald's stops sourcing chicken from China

2014-07-25 11:40

McDonald's Japan is halting sales of all products that use chicken meat originating in China and is switching its sourcing completely to Thailand.

Fresh horsemeat scandal stewing

2013-12-16 14:03

Police in Narbonne in France's south-west have made 21 arrests as part of an investigation into claims that horsemeat from drug testing has been found in food.

Meat imports: Public must know, DA says

2013-05-24 22:13

The public has a right to know whether various imported meat products, including water buffalo, donkey and horse meat, are "potentially harmful", the DA says.

Meat scandal researchers receive threats

2013-04-19 08:20

Researchers who worked on the meat-labelling scandal in South African supermarkets have apparently been receiving threats.

Cosatu slams retailers over meat scandal

2013-04-16 16:53

Cosatu is accusing retailers, including Woolworths and Pick 'n Pay, of negligence for stocking mislabelled meat products and wants the matter to be investigated.

Meat scandal blown out of proportion?

2013-04-15 11:09

There's a social media crisis over the recent meat labeling scandal.

Contaminated meat suppliers face jail

2013-04-15 07:45

Suppliers involved in the country's meat labelling scandal could face fines or time in jail, a report says.

Supermarkets in meat scandal named

2013-04-14 11:06
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Popular supermarkets including Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Fruit and Veg City and Woolworths have been identified as stocking incorrectly labelled meat products, a report says.

Donkey meat retailers to be named

2013-04-04 12:23

The names of retailers whose meat was sampled to determine its actual ingredients will be handed over to the Red Meat Industry Forum and Media24.

Human DNA could well be in meat products

2013-03-27 10:17

It is possible that traces of human DNA would be found in meat if tested, but this does not mean we are eating human flesh‚ MPs have heard.

Act on 'cowboys' in food industry - body

2013-03-26 16:47

The Red Meat Industry Forum says the government must urgently enforce meat safety and health laws in order to stamp out the mislabelling of food 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.

News24 tests supermarket meat

2013-03-08 12:04
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News24 has had samples of meat taken from various retailers tested in a genetics lab. Here’s what we found.

May the horse be with you

2013-03-07 15:27

Why will most people happily eat cows, but not horses? The answer's more bizarre than you think, says CyberShrink.

Hilarious meat scandal advert

2013-03-05 12:17

Is NoMu the new Nando's?

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 in SA safe, says minister

2013-03-01 10:32

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

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 mince scandal for SA

2013-02-26 14:11

Forget about the horsemeat scandal... We've got donkey mince instead.

Donkey, buffalo found in SA meat

2013-02-26 12:58
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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 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.

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.

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