Horse Meat

Legacy of Horsemeat Scandal Hangs Over Food Industry

Gavin Megaw | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Gavin Megaw

George Bernard Shaw once said, "Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time." One year on from the horsemeat scandal and the food industry is in danger of doing exactly that.

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.

David Starkey Says Princess Anne Looks Like A Horse

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK

David Starkey has once again found himself at the centre of controversy after he called Princess Anne a horse-like following her suggestion that dropp...

'I'm Not Keen On Eating Horses'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

It's a debate that tends to really stirrup the emotions, but David Cameron has risked being branded a neigh-sayer by Princess Anne after admitting he ...

The Spring Racing Carnival of Excess and Addictions

Xavier Toby | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Every year we're told to remember the real meaning of Christmas, Easter and even Halloween. So it's about time we honour the real meaning of the Spring Racing Carnival.

European Parliament to Decide on Whether Simple Visual Check Suffices Before Declaring Meat Safe for Consumption

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

View image The European Parliament will this week have to decide whether plans by the European Commission to simplify meat inspections would compromi...

Defra: Please Don't Keep Us in the Dark About the Food We Buy

Philip Lymbery | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK
Philip Lymbery

You'd think the government would be looking for every opportunity to reassure consumers, by helping us to get as much information as possible about what we're buying. You'd think wrong, I'm afraid.

Where Are The Prosecutions Over The Horsemeat Scandal?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK

The investigation into the horsemeat scandal is taking too long and has so far failed to bring any prosecutions, a group of MPs have warned. The Co...

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...

Welsh Plant At Centre Of Horse Meat Scandal Forced To Close

PA | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK

A meat plant which was at the centre of the horse meat scandal has been forced to close over food safety concerns, the Food Standards Authority said. ...

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...

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...

In Good Food We Trust?

Hillary Graves | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hillary Graves

Everyone wants the best for their children. But when you can't trust what is written on food labels, it's impossible to feel sure you are making positive choices for your family. As a working Mum, I know how hard it is to do a long day in the office and then come home to try and figure out what I'm going to cook for supper.

100kg Of Horse Meat Labelled As Beef Found In Lancashire

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK

100kg of horse meat has been imported into the UK and falsely labelled as beef in Lancashire and Liverpool, with 40kg (88lb) of it already sold to the...

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...

Tesco In Fresh Local Meat Pledge

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

Supermarket giant Tesco is to double the amount of fresh meat it sources in Northern Ireland. Following on from his earlier pledge to work more clo...

Horse Meat Scandal Sees Shoppers Change Habits

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

More than half of consumers have changed their shopping habits as a result of the horse meat scandal, a survey for consumer group Which? has found. ...

Horse Meat Found In Tesco 'Simply Roast' Meatloaf

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

Tesco has withdrawn its 'Simply Roast' frozen meatloaf after tests revealed it contained between 2% and 5% horsemeat, it said tonight. It said it h...

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.

How Did It Get to This Point?

Natasha Corrett | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Corrett

I feel very strongly that all of this is a result of unconscious choices, not asking the questions. If you go back 100 years, eating animal produce was a luxury and you knew where your meat came from.

The Tesco/Horse Meat 'Crisis' - Not Exactly Ronseal

Jack R. Miles | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK
Jack R. Miles

At the heart of the current Tesco/horsemeat crisis is the concept that consumers have not been given the produce they were lead to believe - the opposite of Ronseal's famous motif 'it does exactly what it says on the tin'.

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...

PICS: 'Horse Burger' Fancy Dress Costume

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Comedy

There are fancy dress costumes. And there's this... Yes, if you're a man-or-woman-about-town looking for a novelty outfit to wear to your next...

Horse Meat Found In Leicestershire School Dinners

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Horse meat has been found in the minced beef served in school dinners in Leicestershire, a council has confirmed. The council, which supplies 224 s...

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.