European horse meat scandal

Foodwatch has described the European Commission’s claim that EU food law provides adequate protection from health risks as “detached from reality.”

The European consumer organization accused EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker of failing in health and consumer protection, citing incidents such as fipronil in eggs, Salmonella in Lactalis infant formula, and horse meat in beef…

Two British food company executives are behind bars for the the role they played in Europe’s 2012 scandal that saw horse meat passed off as beef.

Andronicos Sideras, owner of Dinos and Sons Ltd., and Ulrich Nielsen of Flexi Foods were sentenced to four years and six months and three years and six months imprisonment,…

A Dutch meat trader is the first person sentenced to jail for the role he played in Europe’s horse meat scandal. Willy Selten, 45, will be jailed for 2.5 years after being convicted of selling 300 tons of horse meat labeled as beef. He was convicted on the details — forging invoices and labels, faking…