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British red meat industry responds to Horsegate

The English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) says that when we in Britain buy red meat, we can know that it isn’t horsemeat. EBLEX saya that we can rely on the Red Tractor label and the Quality Standard Mark. Here’s … Continue reading

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Flogging a dead horse: genetics and the UK horsemeat scandal

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There is no hiding what is in trout

Recently, we in Britain have been horrified to learn of mislabelled meat. In the light of ‘Horsegate’, some people are turning to fish. The National Health Service (NHS) says that it’s good for most people’s health to eat fish, including … Continue reading

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‘Horsegate’ – Protecting consumer confidence

We all want to know what’s in our food. Even if, like me, you have no problem about eating horse meat, you probably don’t want to eat it by accident. Who knows what might be on your fork? The English … Continue reading

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Food Standards Agency and Chief Medical Officer state their positions on horse meat

The Food Standards Agency says that it’s responding to a call from the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, to test horse carcasses slaughtered in Britain for phenylbutazone (bute). Bute is an anti-inflammary drug, no … Continue reading

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‘Seven Ages’ study about eating red meat

The English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) promotes red meat. So far, EBLEX hasn’t published strong words about the scandal of horse meat in beef products. I hope it does so, because this scandal could damage the whole meat industry. … Continue reading

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Findus beef lasagne products found with horse meat

The Food Standards Agency found that 60% of the ‘beef’ in Findus lasagne was horse meat. Yes, 60%. [Edit] News has come in that some packs of this ‘beef’ product were 100% horse meat. There’s talk of fraud. [Edit #2] … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Beef products without horse or pig

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) says that it tested another batch of beef products. The products came from Dalepak, one of the companies whose beefburgers contained DNA evidence of horse and pig meat. This time, FSA found that the beef … Continue reading

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Horse and pig in beefburgers

Here in Britain there’s an outcry about evidence of horse meat and pig meat in beefburgers. The evidence is DNA evidence. It was found using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) which I mentioned recently when quoting what Owen Paterson, our Environment … Continue reading

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