Sunday, April 14, 2013

Major Dutch Meat Scandal

The Inspector General of the Dutch Food and Commodities Authority (NVWA) Harry Paul, has said that the meat of thousands of horses has possibly been mixed with beef and sold as such. In one fifth of samples of beef taken from the company, horse meat was found. Fifty million kilos of meat from the Dutch Selten Company have to be removed from the marketplace. The NVWA doesn’t know whether the meat has been checked at all and whether it contains remnants of drugs, or whether sick animals have been slaughtered. The company says that recently one mistake has been made and some horse meat and beef have been mixed.

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