Horses for Courses: Will the Aftermath of the Horse Meat Scandal Affect Food Business in the UK

    View Authors May 2013
    The recent horse meat investigation by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and other bodies across Europe has uncovered that a number of products sold or labelled as beef contain equine DNA (horse meat). A number of sample results have also indicated the presence of porcine DNA (pork meat) in beef and chicken products, which can have particular relevance to faith groups where products are marketed as halal or kosher.

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