South Africans assured EU meat is safe to eat

2017-03-30 19:15

South Africans don't need to worry about meat from the European Union, assured industry producers in the wake of a rotten meat scandal uncovered in Brazil.

Worst may be over in Brazil meat scandal

2017-03-29 18:30

After 11 days of arrests, bribery allegations and a full-blown international food-safety scare, the worst may finally be over for Brazil’s embattled meat industry.

SA suspends imports after Brazilian ‘weak flesh’ scandal

2017-03-26 08:37

The two largest Brazilian meat companies implicated in the country’s so-called weak flesh scandal both export chicken meat to South Africa.

Meat labels still misleading EU consumers

2015-11-05 09:51

Meat products sold across the European Union often contain less meat than labelled or even a different kind altogether, a consumer watchdog says.

Businessman in meat scandal gets 2-1/2 years jail

2015-04-08 16:00

A businessman at the centre of horsemeat falsely labelled, leading to tonnes of meat being recalled in Europe was sentenced to two and half years in prison.

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.

Let's not mince matters

2013-05-09 13:02

The tighter food controls SA needs will cost consumers, says Saijil Singh.

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.


Brazilian meat crisis: A lesson for SA consumers

2017-03-29 18:38

The Brazilian rotten meat scandal drives home the need to know the contents and origin of meat products, says Leana Engelbrecht.

China lifts ban on Brazilian meat imports

2017-03-26 15:04

Major trading partner China has lifted a ban on imports from Brazil, which is trying to recover from a rotten meat scandal that has pummeled its agribusiness industry.

SA bans imports from Brazil over rotten meat scandal

2017-03-22 18:10

South Africa has cracked the whip on some meat imports from Brazil following a scandal involving unsafe meat being exported to various countries, which could include SA.

Meat labels still misleading EU consumers despite scandal

2015-11-04 18:37

Meat products sold across the European Union often contain less meat than labelled or even a different kind altogether, a consumer watchdog said two years after the horsemeat 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.

Distasteful or criminal?

2013-04-18 12:07

Altair Richards looks at meat product mislabelling.

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