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  • Oct 1, 2014
  • Updated: 11:44pm

Horsemeat scandal

Toxic figures stream from polluted waterways

The poor quality of the mainland's air has seldom been out of the headlines in recent weeks. But according to Elizabeth Economy, its water supply is equally problematic.

Friday, 8 March, 2013, 4:30am

Tainted horsemeat 'probably' sold to French, says minister

Horsemeat containing a drug potentially harmful to humans has probably entered the food chain, says France, as Italy becomes the latest country to be drawn into the contaminated meat scandal.

25 Feb 2013 - 6:22am

Beef products withdrawn from British MPs’ menu

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

Briefs, February 18, 2013

Warning as cases of 'Sars' virus rise to 12

18 Feb 2013 - 5:00am

Horsemeat scandal shows need for constant vigilance

Food safety standards are such that we think twice about buying produce from mainland China but do not hesitate to purchase what comes from Europe. The regularity of Chinese scandals and their pervasiveness throughout the food chain have sent the clear message that until there is proven change we have every right to be careful about what we choose to eat.

16 Feb 2013 - 5:21am 1 comment

Romanian abattoir Doly-Com denies mislabelling horsemeat as beef

Located in a snow-covered field in the remote northeastern village of Roma where residents still use horse-drawn carts, the unassuming Doly-Com abattoir has found itself in the eye of the storm after being identified as one of the sources of horsemeat posing as beef in frozen food sold in British supermarkets.

15 Feb 2013 - 4:23am

Drug found in British horsemeat sent to France

An equine drug that can harm humans has been found in horse carcasses exported from Britain to France and may have entered the human food chain, British agriculture minister David Heath said on Thursday.

But the drug phenylbutazone was not found in tests on products made by Findus, the frozen food giant embroiled in a Europe-wide horsemeat scandal, Heath told parliament.

14 Feb 2013 - 9:45pm

Turning the Tables

One intriguing aspect of watching Europe tear itself apart over the horsemeat for beef scandal is the different reactions of various parts of society.

14 Feb 2013 - 9:17am

EU ministers gather for talks on horsemeat row

European farming ministers and the European commissioner for health were due to meet in Brussels on Wednesday amid growing anger and recriminations over mislabelled meat products.

13 Feb 2013 - 11:16pm