Horsemeat fraud: enjoy the moments

The really fun thing about this continuing shambles is variously seeing the corporates eat crow (instead of the horsemeat they’ve been flogging us) or comparing their website claims with their actual performances.Thus when we get Birds Eye withdrawing foods...

Horsemeat fraud: a view from the inside

As an antidote for the King cant we have an online trade journal for the seafood industry, which offers its own perspective on the horsemeat fraud. In particular, it takes on the “traceability” mantra, often bandied around by “ethical and...

Horsemeat fraud: further complications

Of some interest yesterday was a piece in the Herald Sun, pointing out that more than 2,000 tons of horsemeat is exported each year to Europe. The question being asked, down under, therefore, is whether their fine fillies are being relabelled as beef.This tied in with...

A pause for breath

Readers will have noticed yesterday that, for the first time in weeks – and what feels like months – I was able to break away from the single subject forming our obsession, and glance at other issues.That does not mean that we are out of the woods on horsemeat, but...

Horsemeat fraud: planting a flag

And in this case, only later in the piece did we see the Guardian trio deign to tell us that Lasagnes à la bolognaise gourmandes, “a frozen meat product for catering businesses by Nestlé Professional produced in France, will also be withdrawn from sale and...

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