UK Horsemeat

The Horse Meat Scandal - We're Part of the Problem

Philip Lymbery | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Philip Lymbery

By mistaking cheapness for value, we have still not learned the lessons of the horse meat scandal and are complicit in creating a system that will allow it to be repeated.

Grand National Disgrace

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Sport
Ingrid Newkirk

The Grand National is - by design, no less - an accident waiting to happen. Forty horses compete for space on the 4.5mile course fraught with obstacles, jumps and dangerous terrain. Last year, only 17 horses - fewer than half - managed to reach the finishing post. And while the race organisers were quick to highlight an unusual absence of fatalities, they failed to mention that two horses were killed in the run-up to the event earlier that week. More than three dozen horses who might otherwise have been grazing and running in the fields have been killed at Aintree in the last 50 years.

Princess Anne Calls For Badgers To Be Gassed

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Gassing badgers is a "much nicer way" to control them, the Princess Royal has said. Anne also spoke of her pro-stance on genetically modified crops...

Learning Whilst Dining - The New Trend on the London Restaurant Scene

Lucy Self | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Just when you thought that street food pop-ups, build-your-own-tasting-menus and fish cooked with nothing but lime and love was enough, that crazy culinary world has thrown another trend into the pot. The brainy dinner.

Britain's 'Disturbing' Fake-Food Scandal Exposed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK

If you're eating, it may be better to click off this article and read it later. Scientists have found "disturbing" problems in more than a third of fo...

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.

LOOK: The Most Absurd Horsemeat Scandal Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A year ago, Britain was in the throes of a horsemeat crisis, as food investigators found the stuff in much beloved supermarket treats. Irish food i...

Here Are 2013's Most Awkward Business Social Media #Fails

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK

2013 has been a busy year for business, especially those getting to grips with social media. Many social media missteps go viral online and get rep...

Why Eating Horsemeat Won't Lead to Improved Horse Welfare

Mark Jones | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Jones

If Princess Anne wanted to ignite a debate on the desirability of eating horsemeat, she has succeeded. It is a shame that the media discussion following her comments is largely based on unsubstantiated premises and not on fact.

Horse Meat: The Musical

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK

It was an unbridled disaster that caused a right mare for Tesco, but now the horse meat scandal is set to be immortalised in a musical homage. The ...

The Almost Ready-made Meal - You're Only Fooling Yourself

Sian Breslin | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

The Almost Ready-made Meal (ARM). What is this thing you speak of? It is a cheat. Neither ready-made, nor home cooked, it is a product dreamt up by rich corporations to get overworked, time-poor parents buying expensive, highly salted food thinking they are cooking a meal.

Can Private Sector Methods Work in the Public Sector?

Deep Sagar | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics
Deep Sagar

The non-lazy and inconvenient answer for the public sector is to learn from the private-sector that approval of just two people matters - customers and shareholders. For that to happen sustainably clear targets to make customers satisfied so that either they come back again or recommend to others is crucial.

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...

Tesco Sales Slump After Horse Meat Scandal

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

Supermarket giant Tesco was left counting the cost of the horse meat scandal as it revealed falling UK sales after a slump in demand for frozen and ch...

Food Standards Agency Faces Probe Over Horsemeat Response

PA | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

An independent review is to be carried out into the Food Standards Agency's response to the horse meat scandal, it has been announced. The FSA boar...

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...

Contaminated Dutch Meat May Have Ended Up In Britain

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK

British firms may have bought meat from a Dutch company at the centre of the latest horsemeat scare, it has been revealed. The Food Standards Agenc...

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...

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...

Even for World Beater Noma, Noro Is a Serious No-No

Stephen Easthope | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Easthope

Hot on the hooves of the horsemeat scandal, Noma, widely considered to be the world's best restaurant, was discovered to have sent 67 diners home with Norovirus during the month of February. It's not quite what you'd expect from a tasting menu that costs £170 a head

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.

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. ...

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'.