Horsemeat fraud in the food chain

08-03-2013

Following the discovery of horsemeat in various processed beef products on sale across Europe, EU-wide testing of meat and meat products is currently ongoing. Initial results will be released by 15 April 2013. While the controversy has reopened debate on control of the food chain, the Commission and Member State (MS) authorities have underlined that there is no evidence so far of a risk to consumer health.

Following the discovery of horsemeat in various processed beef products on sale across Europe, EU-wide testing of meat and meat products is currently ongoing. Initial results will be released by 15 April 2013. While the controversy has reopened debate on control of the food chain, the Commission and Member State (MS) authorities have underlined that there is no evidence so far of a risk to consumer health.