Horse Meat

Gel-like Image following Cross-Reactivity Tests. Note that the band at 82bp is present exclusively in the Horse control (lane 11) which is indicative of horse DNA  being detected

PCR approaches for detection of horse meat evaluated

By Joseph James Whitworth

An evaluation of the limits of detection (LOD) of three methods has shown that all have the potential and capability of reaching less than 0.1% w/w raw horse meat in a raw beef background.

FSA talks all things food safety with FQN

FSA: Horse meat was biggest incident in our history

By Joseph James Whitworth

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the horse meat incident dominated last year and it is continuing to learn lessons from what it called ‘the biggest incident in its history’.

Last year, 4.6% of products labelled as 100% beef were found to contain some horse meat

EU orders second round of horse meat tests


A second round of testing for horse meat across the European Union is set to be completed by the end of July 2014, following a first round last year that found 4.6% of beef products on sale across the EU contained undeclared horse meat.

ASA upholds complaint on Teso horsemeat ad

Tesco slammed for horse meat ad

By Joseph James Whitworth

Tesco has been slammed by the UK’s advertising watchdog for suggesting that the horse meat scandal affected the whole food industry.


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