Horsemeat Scandal

One study claims that 90% of consumer respondents favour origin labelling

MEPs call for COOL on processed meats

By Georgi Gyton

Country of origin labelling (COOL) should apply to meat, which is an ingredient in processed foods such as lasagne, according to Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee MEPs.

NPA has accused retailers of turning back to imported pork

UK retailers accused of backsliding after horsemeat scandal

By Ed Bedington

UK pig bosses claim retailers are already backing away from the promises of shorter supply chains made in the wake of the horsemeat scandal and are yet again turning to overseas imports on products like pork and bacon.

OIE head Bernard Vallat talked about disease and the horsemeat scandal

OIE head Bernard Vallat on global animal disease control

By David Hayhurst, in Paris

While the European horsemeat scandal and a fresh Asian avian flu epidemic have dented public confidence in meat and livestock safety, Bernard Vallat, director general of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), has stressed recent victories in...

Horsemeat: what are the long term impacts?

Horsemeat: what are the long term impacts?

By Simone Baroke, contributing analyst

As the horsemeat scandal continues to spread across Europe and beyond, Simone Baroke, an analyst for Euromonitor, looks at the possible long term impacts.

Irish farmers call for stricter controls on meat imports

Irish farmers call for stricter controls on meat imports

By Alyson Magee

Following last week’s announcement of a mandatory DNA testing programme for meat processors in the Republic of Ireland (RoI), farmers are seeking further measures to protect the quality and reputation of Irish meat.


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