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Frenchman gets 6-month prison term over horsemeat fraud

Paris - The former director of a French meat processing firm was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison over a 2013 scandal which saw millions of meals withdrawn from European supermarkets after they were found to contain horsemeat instead of beef.

Four on trial in Paris over horsemeat scandal

Paris - Four people went on trial in Paris on Monday over a 2013 meat scandal in Europe that saw millions of meals withdrawn from supermarket shelves after they were found to contain horse instead of beef.

Police smash Europe-wide horsemeat racket

Madrid - A Spanish-led European police investigation has broken up an organised crime group that allegedly sold horsemeat across Europe that was "not suitable" for human consumption, officials said Sunday.

Evanger's admits horse-meat and euthanasia drug in dog food

In a new twist to the Evanger's dog food story today, it has been learned that horse-meat may have been the source of the barbiturate found in the company's Hunks of Beef canned dog food. Evanger's is blaming their supplier and strangely, the FDA.

Eight charged in France over horsemeat trafficking ring

Marseille - French authorities have charged eight people over their alleged role in a Europe-wide horsemeat trafficking ring dismantled last week, a judicial source said Thursday.

Europe's police crack massive horsemeat tracking ring

Den Haag - Police from seven European countries detained 26 people and seized hundreds of horse passports in a crackdown against a Europe-wide horsemeat trafficking ring, the EU's judicial agency Eurojust said Saturday.

Dutch wholesaler jailed for selling horsemeat as beef

Den Haag - A Dutch court on Tuesday jailed wholesaler Willy Selten for two-and-a-half years for selling horsemeat passed off as beef during Europe's massive 2013 meat scandal.

Dutch seek five-year jail term for horsemeat scandal trader

Den Bosch - Dutch prosecutors demanded Tuesday a five-year sentence for a local meat wholesaler suspected of being a key player in Europe's massive 2013 horsemeat scandal.

U.K. to set up food crime unit

London - The British government is to establish a Food Crime Unit (FCU). The aim is to fight against the trade in fraudulent food and to protect British consumers.

French animal lobby uncovers 'unhealthy' horsemeat from Americas

Paris - Horses from the United States, Canada and other countries in the region whose meat is sold in France for human consumption pose a health risk and are often cruelly treated, a leading animal rights group said Thursday.L214, which derives its name from a...

EU plans more tests for horsemeat in food

Brussels - The EU will carry out a second round of tests to see if horsemeat is being passed off as beef, after a scandal last year rocked public confidence in food safety standards.The European Commission said Friday that experts had approved more DNA tests afte...

Dutch recall 11 tonnes of French horsemeat

The Hague - Dutch authorities said Tuesday they have recalled 11 tonnes of horsemeat that was trafficked from France last year.

Another horsemeat scandal rears its ugly head in Spain, France

The hits just keep on coming as yet another horsemeat scandal makes the headlines on Monday. It seems that horses, used for drug testing by a pharmaceutical company, have found their way into the food chain in Spain and France.

Horse meat used by 2 Swiss restaurants for steak tartare

Vaud - Just when you thought the whole horse meat scandal was over, two Swiss restaurants have been caught using horse meat instead of beef in their steak tartare dishes.

Greece: Horse drug bute detected in Nikas beef products

The Hellenic Food Authority (EFET) has discovered the horse drug phenylbutazone (bute) in beef products produced by Nikas SA. The Nikas Moschari product has been withdrawn from sale.

Ikea hopes to sell horsemeat-tainted meatballs

Ikea is hoping to either sell or give away the stash of stored horsemeat-tainted meatballs withdrawn from sale in February. The company's other option is to use the meatballs as biogas.

Experts say it's likely human DNA could be found in meat

Cape Town - Just when you were getting used to the idea of horse DNA in your food, now South African experts are saying that there is a strong possibility of finding human DNA in meat products too.

50,000 tonnes of beef recalled by Dutch food safety authority

The Dutch food safety authority has recalled 50,000 tonnes of beef that they deem unfit for human consumption and that may contain horsemeat. The European horsemeat scandal continues.

Ikea recalls fecal matter-contaminated cakes in 23 countries

The Swedish furniture giant Ikea was found to include a special something to its culinary offerings. First it was horse-meat meatballs, now it is chocolate almond cake with coliform bacteria commonly found in fecal matter.

After scandals, is America planning to open a horse meat factory?

For the first time since 2007 the USDA may allow the opening of a horse meat slaughtering house. If it is approved the factory would process and make available horse meat for human consumption.
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