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    1. September 4, 2014

      Horsemeat report calls for ‘food fraud’ unit

      A dedicated “food fraud” unit will be set up by the government to protect UK consumers from criminal infiltration of supply...

    2. January 14, 2014

      Horsemeat scandal weighs on UK ready meal sales

      UK sales of ready meals are still suffering one year after horsemeat was found being sold as beef. But the horsemeat scandal...

    1. December 16, 2013

      French police arrest 21 in illicit horsemeat inquiry

      French police have launched raids in southern France to halt the suspected trafficking into the food chain of horsemeat...

    2. December 12, 2013

      UK food industry ‘vulnerable’ to criminal infiltration

      Britain’s £188bn food and drink industry is vulnerable to criminals looking for “huge profits” because of “a worrying lack...

    3. December 4, 2013

      Horsemeat scandal: France attacks Brussels for inaction on rules

      France has launched a sharp attack on Brussels, with a strong sideswipe at London, for what it says is a lack of action to...

    4. November 25, 2013

      Cranswick sales rise after horsemeat scandal boosts British pork

      Strong demand for locally sourced meat after this year’s horsemeat scandal lifted interim sales at Cranswick, the British...

    5. November 6, 2013

      How to handle a crisis: Sorry seems to be the hardest word

      Once upon a time, in the halcyon days before the internet, a well-worded press release may have been enough to defuse a...

    6. October 31, 2013

      Horsemeat found in tinned beef on sale in UK

      Horsemeat was found in tinned beef on sale in the UK, officials said. The Food Standards Agency said horse DNA was detected...

    7. July 16, 2013

      MPs unhappy at lack of prosecutions in horsemeat scandal

      UK and Irish authorities’ failure to prosecute anyone involved in a Europe-wide food scam, whereby horsemeat was illicitly...

    8. May 22, 2013

      Agriculture: Polish food exports remain healthy in spite of scandal-hit beef

      It has been a bruising year so far for the image of Polish food products. In January, Mette Gjerskov, Denmark’s minister for...

    9. May 2, 2013

      Dutch meat trader sentenced over horsemeat

      A Dutch wholesaler involved in the European horsemeat scandal has received a €50,000 fine and a six-month suspended prison...

    10. April 18, 2013

      Sodexo: food for thought

      A minor blip with no lasting impact. That is Sodexo’s summary of its involvement in the horsemeat scandal. Shareholders will...

    11. April 10, 2013

      Dutch recall beef over horsemeat concern

      Dutch authorities have ordered the recall of up to 50,000 tons of beef sold bytwo wholesalers to retailers across Europe...

    12. April 9, 2013

      Asda finds horse drug in corned beef

      Asda, the supermarket chain, on Tuesday said very low levels of the horse painkilling drug phenylbutazone, also known as...

    13. April 1, 2013

      Investors shrug off horsemeat scandal

      The horsemeat scandal slashed sales of frozen burgers, produced a bonanza for European testing labs and unleashed a Twitter...

    14. March 19, 2013

      French find ‘illegal’ British lamb meat

      French veterinary inspectors investigating the recent horsemeat scandal have discovered a large consignment of lamb meat...

    15. March 19, 2013

      Sainsbury hits out at Tesco price scheme

      Justin King, chief executive of J Sainsbury, has hit out at Tesco’s new price-matching scheme, claiming that it was unfair...

    16. March 14, 2013

      Irish company kept horsemeat secret

      An Irish meat plant uncovered several cases of contamination of its beef supplies with horsemeat from June last year but...

    17. March 14, 2013

      Horsemeat scandal sheds light on tastes

      One man’s horsemeat is another man’s gold mine. While British shoppers are spurning frozen beefburgers and ready meals, they...

    18. March 1, 2013

      Tesco to step up supermarket price war

      Tesco is poised to ratchet up supermarket competition with its biggest push on price for 18 months, as it battles to turn...

    19. March 1, 2013

      Horsemeat found in Taco Bell products

      The horsemeat scandal drew in Taco Bell, the US-based fast food company, and further products as the food regulator unveiled...

    20. February 27, 2013

      Tesco vows to buy more local produce

      Tesco, the UK’s biggest supermarket chain, has delivered a fillip to British farmers by pledging to buy more local produce...

    21. February 26, 2013

      Sales of frozen burgers plunge

      The horsemeat scandal has taken its toll on consumers’ shopping habits in the UK, with falling sales of frozen burgers and...

    22. beyondbrics

      February 26, 2013

      Ikea insists its Chinese meatballs are horsemeat-free

      China has gained such fame for food safety crises that Chinese consumers are normally delighted to be told that what they...

    23. February 25, 2013

      Ikea drawn into horsemeat scandal

      Ikea became the latest outlet to be embroiled in the Europe-wide horsemeat scandal on Monday after traces of the animal were...

    24. February 24, 2013

      20,000 miles to the plate

      The average cod covers 10,000 miles in its lifetime. If the cod is destined for the dinner plate, it may travel another...

    25. February 24, 2013

      Food chain alert for investors

      Investors will get a wake-up call on Monday when findings from a new benchmark reveal that many big global food companies in...

    26. February 22, 2013

      Wild horses implicated in food scandal

      The town of Tipton, deep in Black Country, was once all smoke-belching factories and horse-driven barges. Today, the...

    27. February 22, 2013

      Restaurateur plans ‘nosebag’ supper

      In London, novelty is everything for a certain type of foodie. Now, if they dare, horsemeat is on the menu. Next Friday...

    28. beyondbrics

      February 22, 2013

      Guest post: horsemeat scandal companies can learn from halal

      By Shelina Janmohamed of Ogilvy Noor The horsemeat scandal has raised significant consumer questions: what is in the food we...

    29. February 19, 2013

      Food Standards Agency to double testing

      The UK Food Standards Agency has doubled the scope of its testing for food authenticity, as the horsemeat scandal continues...

    30. February 19, 2013

      JBS distances itself from horsemeat scandal

      Brazil’s JBS, the world’s biggest beef producer by sales, sought to distance itself from Europe’s horsemeat scandal, saying...

    31. February 18, 2013

      Horsemeat scandal draws in Nestlé

      The escalating horsemeat scandal has ensnared two of the biggest names in the food industry, Nestlé, the world’s number-one...

    32. February 18, 2013

      Burger King’s Twitter account hacked

      Burger King’s Twitter account has been suspended after it was hacked on Monday in a sign of the problems companies can run...

    33. February 15, 2013

      Horsemeat scandal is subprime cut

      Regulation of the food industry has never been stricter. Yet the incentives for deception have never been greater. Europe’s...

    34. February 15, 2013

      Britain does not pay enough for food

      The presence of unadvertised and unwelcome meats in products sold as beef should hardly come as a surprise. Whereas this is...

    35. February 15, 2013

      UK reveals horsemeat test results

      The UK released the first tranche of results of tests for horsemeat on Friday, declaring that slightly more than one per...

    36. February 15, 2013

      From workhorse to main course

      Outside the village of Rasnov in Transylvania, two cousins unload manure from a rickety wooden cart. Stela, the scrubby...

    37. February 15, 2013

      Tests find more horsemeat contamination

      More than one in 100 products have tested positive in the UK’s first tranche of tests for horsemeat, as the EU approved a...

    38. February 14, 2013

      Pressure grows to reform light-touch regulation

      The widening horsemeat scandal has led to calls for a shake-up of Britain’s food inspection system, with critics likening...

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