Horsemeat Scandal Two Years On: Where is the Food Industry Now ? The Elliott Report and Progress on Recommendations

    View Author January 2015

    The European horse meat investigation, which began in January 2013, uncovered that a number of products sold or labelled as beef across Europe, including in the UK, contained equine DNA (horse meat). A number of sample results 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.