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# Horsemeat

This year
Butchers on trial in France over alleged horsemeat fraud
They’re accused of butchering horses from the pharmaceutical industry and selling their meat even though it was unfit for human consumption.
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Seven locations searched by Gardaí as part of horsemeat investigation
Searches took place across the country as part of an ongoing Garda investigation into horsemeat sales.
7,748 horses slaughtered for meat last year, with 64,074 horses slaughtered since 2012
They are exported to the continent for human consumption.
London businessman found guilty of selling horsemeat labelled as beef for profit
The businessman was found guilty of fraud after relabelling horsemeat mixed with beef as 100% beef.
How did Ireland's horsemeat scandal spark a Europe-wide investigation?
Over the weekend, Spanish authorities dismantled an organised crime group that trades horsemeat illegally.
New laws are coming in to cut 'food fraud' and prevent another horsemeat scandal
But the EU plan stops short of replicating Ireland’s country-of-origin labelling system.
Take a break and say goodbye to this childhood classic...
… don’t worry though. They’ll be coming back under a different name.
'A true master of deception': Horsemeat trader jailed in Netherlands
Willy Selten has protested his innocence.
Court verdict for meat trader who claims he was "hung out" during horsemeat scandal
McAdam Food Products is suing ABP foods for alleged defamation.
Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division
The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.
Lamb kebabs found to contain no... lamb
It’s alright though lads, there was no horsemeat.
Leaving Cert students asked question on horsemeat scandal
They were also asked about the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a question which may have thrown students as it is not a compulsory disorder on the syllabus.
Simon Coveney says rotting meat claims are wrong and have been 'hyped up'
A Polish report detailed ‘green and rotting meat’ in a Monaghan food plant but the meat in question had been removed from storage for testing according to the Minister.
Polish investigators find 'green and rotting meat' in Monaghan food plant
The Department of Agriculture and the ABP Food Group say that the meat was being stored for inspection and could never have entered the supply chain.
Over 3,000 horses seized over welfare concerns last year
At least 500 more horses had to be rescued in 2013 compared to 2012 figures.
21 people arrested in French horsemeat probe
This case follows claims that horsemeat which was used to manufacture anti-rabies serum ended up in food chain.
Bangladesh tragedy and horsemeat scandal put ethics on consumer radar
About seven in ten Irish adults consider a company’s reputation before buying its products or services, according to a new survey.
ABP takes legal action against Polish food supplier over horsemeat scandal
The meat processing company says the Polish food supplier was in breach of contract.
Two arrested in Britain over horsemeat scandal
Police said the men – whose nationalities were not revealed – were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud.
Iceland forced to withdraw ad that claimed Irish food authority was "unaccredited"
The British Advertising Standards Authority said that an ad that claimed horse meat had not been found in Iceland’s burgers “denigrated” the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
Meat trader takes legal action against ABP over horsemeat scandal
McAdam Food Products claims it was defamed by the Larry Goodman-owned firm.
Minister to meet with Tipperary food firm as 104 jobs go in plant closure
Dawn Fresh Foods is closing its plant in Fethard, Co Tipperary with the loss of over 100 jobs by the end of this year.
Coveney: Horsemeat scandal a result of bad management, not illegal management
In an interview with, Coveney said that his department has handed information to authorities in other countries and that he expects them to pursue prosecutions.
Just one prosecution being sought over horsemeat scandal
Minister Simon Coveney says he is not going to court unless he knows he can win.
Column: Growing distrust towards European regulators shows we need evidence-based policy making
The BSE crisis in the UK, the tainted blood scandal in France and the recent horse meat fiasco are just some of the scandals that have hit Europe. But the response to public outcry, unfortunately, usually throws science out the window, writes Prof Rangar Lofsted.
Burger King returns to 100% Irish beef
The fast food restaurant chain ended its partnership with ABP Group earlier this year because of the horsemeat scandal.
Convenience food sales up for Greencore despite horsemeat scandal
The firm, run by Minister Simon Coveney’s brother, was caught up in the scandal when one of its products was found to have equine DNA.
Equine database set up following horsemeat scandal
Minister Simon Coveney also wants tighter controls on the movement of horses.
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Ikea may still sell horsemeat tainted meatballs
The meatballs would only be sold or given away in Sweden, however. The company has said that Ikea stores in other countries would have to follow local rules and regulations.
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EU horsemeat tests put Ireland in the clear
All beef samples tested negative for horse DNA though one horse carcase was found to have traces of bute and is now under investigation.
European Commission expected to publish horsemeat test results today
The results were to be submitted to the commission by yesterday, 15 April, and are expected to be published today.
Irish firm among hundreds hit by new horsemeat scandal in the Netherlands
Earlier the Netherlands’ food safety agency said that a Dutch supplier may have distributed as much as 50,000 tonnes of contaminated beef to companies across Europe.
Bute found in Asda's corned beef product
The supermarket said testing revealed “very low levels” of the drug.
Horsemeat scandal to play 'significant role' in Irish food business growth
A new Europe-wide focus on labelling and traceability could increase turnover for these businesses over the next year, according to a new report.