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Horse meat: In depth

Horse meat scandal : Where it began and where are we now?

28-Feb-2013
Last updated on 28-Feb-2013 at 13:37 GMT

The horse meat controversy has rocked Europe and even spread as far as Hong Kong with firms including Nestlé, Ikea and Findus all finding horse DNA in their products.

Some of the Europe's - and the world's - biggest industry players have now become caught up in the horse meat story, with product recalls at a high and consumer confidence at a low. 

Indeed, the latest UK sales data shows plummeting consumer confidence has led to a 43% drop in sales of frozen burgers, while sales of frozen ready meals are down by 13%.

Take a look below to see the who, where, what, why and when of the scandal so far, courtesty of the Australian Institute of Food Safety.

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