The European Horse Meat Scandal Explained



March 23, 2014

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  • Food safety is often discussed in the news, but food testing is more than detecting unsafe food. Food testing expert Klaus Mittendorf explains how the 2013 European horse meat scandal was about fraud, rather than safety. Horse meat was being exported from Romania and other countries to places like the Netherlands, where the meat was then processed and sold under a different lable to save money. Horse meat isn't unsafe to eat. but consumers want to know what they are eating. The declaration on the label is important. To learn more about food fraud in the EU, click here:

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