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article 04 September 2014 UK
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Food crime unit to be setup in wake of horsemeat scandal

Ministers back a recommendation to create a crime unit that will have special powers to tackle food fraud, following a government report into the horsemeat scandal of last year.

article 17 April 2014 UK
Take-away container (Getty)
Tests ordered over 'lamb' take-away food fraud

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) orders local authorities to test 300 take-away samples after studies show lamb is often replaced with cheaper meat such as beef or chicken.

article 31 October 2013 UK
Horsemeat found in tinned beef (picture: Reuters)
Horsemeat found in tinned beef, FSA says

The horse meat scandal rears its head once again. In this instance it is canned beef, sold in the UK, that has been found to contain traces of horse DNA, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) says.

article 16 July 2013 UK
A lack of clarity about what the UK's food regulator should be doing, and a failure by supermarkets to be vigilant about adulterated meat, contributed to the UK horsemeat scandal, according to MPs.
Horsemeat report reveals FSA and retail failings

A lack of clarity about what the UK's food regulator should be doing, and a failure by supermarkets to be vigilant about meat products, contributed to the UK horsemeat scandal, say MPs.

article 18 April 2013 Business
Nearly one third of British farmed pigs come under Freedom Food standard
McDonald's backs animal welfare to satisfy customers

The fast food giant is investing in traceability as more consumers demand to know where their meat comes from. Campaigners hope other chains will follow suit.

article 10 April 2013 World, The Netherlands
Dutch food authorities recall 50,000 tonnes of meat over fears it may contain horsemeat (picture: Reuters)
Horsemeat: Dutch authorities recall 50,000 tonnes of meat

Dutch authorities recall 50,000 tonnes of meat which was sold as beef across Europe, but may contain horsemeat.

article 10 April 2013 UK
Traces of bute, a drug used on horses, have been found in Asda corned beef (pictures: Reuters)
Asda defends response after horse drug found in corned beef

Asda says it informed customers "immediately and in the most high profile way possible" after the horse drug bute was found in its value range of corned beef.

article 13 March 2013 UK
Tesco cake counter (Reuters)
by Eat, drink, shop as Tesco buys Giraffe restaurants

First coffee shops, then a bakery - now a family restaurant chain: supermarket giant Tesco says it wants to make branches warmer and more welcoming. But will its strategy pull customers in?

article 13 March 2013 UK
Plastic horses heads decorate the frontage of a French butcher shop (G)
Horsemeat scandal turns shoppers off processed meat

Six-in-ten consumers now buy less processed meat or fewer meat ready-meals as a result of the horsemeat scandal, says a survey by consumer group Which?