More horse meat in Britain

The Food Standards Agency says that it found horse DNA in meat products from Freeza Meats in Northern Ireland. Freeza Meats is ‘potentially linked to the Silvercrest factory’ from which beef burgers were found to contain horse DNA. It seems that meat contamination might still be going on in Britain.

I have no problem with eating horses. But other people do. Other people avoid eating pigs, cattle, meat in general, or animal products of any kind. For me the big issues are animal welfare (hence I prefer Freedom Food approved meat) and sustainability (hence I prefer Marine Stewardship Council approved fish). Everybody should be able to find out what’s in their food.

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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