Have you ever eaten horse meat? Findus is the latest company involved in the horse meat scandal across Ireland. Findus prepares to take legal action against its supplier Comigel, after it tested 18 beef lasagne products and found 11 contained between 60% and 100% horse meat. Comigel, the French based company is being investigated by the French Ministry of Agriculture.
One would think that horse meat is more expensive than beef, but in some European countries such as Romania recent changes in law reduced prices, giving some suppliers an opportunity to cheat the system. With horse DNA also found in products throughout Sweeden and Spain, this is truly now a Europe-wide problem. The Irish Minister for Agriculture Simon Conveney has promised rigorous testing and a full investigation into how horse meat entered the Irish food chain.
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