Horse Meat Scandal

That Danish Giraffe and the Questions It Raises

Annabel Burn | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

I'm all for being a veggie, and am almost there myself, apart from the odd bit of wild pheasant or something. Something that has a happy life and a quick end. But I would kill a suffering animal in a heartbeat, and in fact have had old or physically suffering dogs put down , and have even killed a half alive squirrel recently.

A Response to Princess Anne - You Can't Help Horses by Eating Them

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

The Princess Royal's argument, which she put forward in a speech to the charity World Horse Welfare, is that people would look after their horses more carefully if they were planning to turn them into steaks and burgers later on. However, in our experience, any animal used for food is much more likely to be treated with disrespect than with respect. Given the regular exposés of mistreated pigs and chickens raised for food, it's absurd to think people would take better care of horses if there were a market for their meat.

Irish Beef Given Clean Bill Of Health

PA | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK

European chiefs have given Ireland's beef industry a clean bill of health in random tests for horse meat. But industry-own analysis ordered by food...

Animal Drug Bute Found In Asda Corned Beef

PA | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK

Asda is recalling all corned beef from its budget range after traces of veterinary drug phenylbutazone were found in some batches. The Food Standar...

Ikea Elk Lasagne Found To Contain Pork

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Ikea has blocked all sales of its elk meat lasagne in Europe after the dish was found to contain pork. More than 17,000 elk lasagnes have been pull...

Horsemeat Found In MORE Schools

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK

Contaminated meat is still being identified across the UK with a batch of frozen mince supplied to six schools in Edinburgh found to contain between 1...

Sainsbury's Sales Boost After Horse Meat Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK

For a horse-free lasagne, shoppers go to Sainsbury's. The supermarket has posted better-than-expected sales figures, in a quarter where many retail...

What's Your Beef? A Newsgame on Horses, Courses and Mechanised Food

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

We've been making games about news for a few months now covering a variety of topics, some serious and some less so. This time around we've turned our development gaze onto the horse-meat scandal.

Horse-Gate: Why it's Time We Ate Less Processed Foods

Chloe Best | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Best

In the 21st Century, convenience definitely seems to be king. But as the recent horse-gate scandal appears to show, the pressure on manufacturers to produce huge quantities of food at low cost means they sometimes cut corners.

Birds Eye Names its Source Of Horse Meat

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

Birds Eye has named an Irish meat processor as the source of horse meat found in its lasagne and spaghetti bolognese. The frozen food giant said on...

Food Contamination: Why Everyone Will Get Away With It

Guy Corbet | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Guy Corbet

Findus, Tesco, Waitrose, the FSA, everyone involved. They will all get away with it now. The scale and extent of this scandal will mean that people will simply want it to be over. Nobody wanted to know how their food was produced in the first place, and nobody will want to be reminded of it.

Bad Captain Bird's Eye...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

Beef products sold by Birds Eye, Taco Bell and catering supplier Brakes have been found to contain horse DNA in the latest round of tests carried out ...

Could Fair Trade Meat End the Horseplay in Our Food Chain?

Adam Forrest | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Forrest

In the age of Horse-gate, the few minutes spent deciding whether to plump for processed spag bol or chilli con carne on the way home from work now comes with an added dose of queasy self-loathing.

Now There's Horse Meat In Sausages

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

After burgers, meatballs and lasagne, sausages have become the latest dish to be found to contain horse meat as the scandal continues to grow. Ikea...

Rebuilding Consumer Trust in Food

Ruth Bond | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Bond

Food labelling is back in the headlines as EU ministers meet today to discuss the deepening horse meat crisis as it spreads across Europe. As recent events have shown, regulations regarding food labelling in the UK are lax and frequently serve to mislead the consumer.

Should We Care That Fish Might Feel Pain? A Case for the Vegan Option Continued

Sue Cross | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

In trawling nets, fish are trapped with rocks, debris and other sea life and dragged along the bottom of the sea for hours. Surely, in these circumstances, they must suffer fear, pain and stress?

Ikea Confirms Horse Meat Found In Meatballs

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK

Authorities in the Czech Republic have found horse meat in Ikea meatballs, the company has confirmed. The Swedish furniture giant said it took the ...

Veganism Is the Answer To the Inevitable Question

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

From a vegan perspective, it is interesting to watch the outrage from the public and from politicians; the cruelty and exploitation of millions of living beings are a daily occurrence, yet this does not elicit such a strong response.

Horse DNA Found In School Burger

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Horse DNA has been found in a frozen burger in a school kitchen in Scotland, making the institution the latest to be affected by the horse meat scanda...

'We Weren't On Our Own To Be Shocked'

PA | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK

The boss of Asda today described his "shock" as revelations of the horsemeat contamination scandal broke, vowing to leave "no stone unturned" to addre...

MPs Lose Their Beef

PA | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Politics

Tests for horsemeat contamination have been stepped up again as the House of Commons catering outlets were dragged into the growing scandal. As the...

Nestlé Finds Traces Of Horse In Products

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

Nestlé has pulled beef pasta products from sale in three European countries after finding they contain more than 1% horse DNA. A spokeswoman said ...

Environment Secretary And Retailers To DIscuss Horsemeat Scandal

PA | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will meet representatives of leading supermarkets and food retail trade bodies on Monday to press them to do more ...

The Beef About Horse Meat

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

This is about much more than Black Beauty ending up on a plate. If people have indeed been peddling horse meat as beef it is also conceivable they have been playing fast and loose with rules designed to protect consumer health

Government 'Warned Over Horse Meat In 2011'

PA | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK

Government ministers were warned in 2011 that horse meat was illegally entering the human food chain, it was claimed. John Young, a former manager ...