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Horsemeat

Gluttony for profit to blame for food scandals

Ikea pulls meatballs from 14 European countries after horsemeat was found in the product by Czech authorities. Photo: AFP

Up until two weeks ago, if you asked a viewer of the BBC or CNN to name the first country that comes to mind when they thought about food scandals, "China" would have very likely been the response.

Saturday, 2 March, 2013, 3:30am 1 comment

If I scream and you scream, you might get chocolate ice cream

Antony Jenkins

Readers may recall our recent piece on Singapore Airlines and strawberry ice cream. This was about a woman on a Singapore Airlines flight who when offered strawberry ice cream asked if she could have either chocolate or vanilla, since she wasn't keen on the strawberry option.

21 Feb 2013 - 6:07am 1 comment

Beef products withdrawn from British MPs’ menu

A sample of meat product undergoes testing for horse DNA. Photo: AFP

Britain’s House of Commons on Tuesday withdrew four beef products from its canteen menus as tests were carried out for traces of horsemeat, a spokesman said.

The move to test the “meat derivative” items was taken as a “precaution” as the horsemeat scandal directly affected lawmakers for the first time.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

ParknShop takes Findus lasagne off shelves amid fears over horsemeat

The ready meal was stocked by ParknShop stores. Photo: EPA

A frozen beef product found to contain horse DNA in Britain is being pulled from supermarket shelves in Hong Kong, the government said last night. The 360g packs of Findus Beef Lasagne were previously sold at ParknShop and its subsidiaries Great and Taste, a spokeswoman for the chain said. She declined to say how many boxes had been imported, sold or recalled.

22 Feb 2013 - 8:53pm

Horse DNA found in burgers at second major Irish plant

Burger King last month found that beef products supplied by an Irish firm contained horse DNA, but never reached its outlets. Photo: EPA

Burgers containing horse DNA have been discovered at a second major plant in Ireland, the country’s agriculture department said on Monday, again pointing the finger at Poland as the country of origin for the raw materials.

5 Feb 2013 - 10:51am