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FSA urged to 'take ownership' of adulterated meat testing

06 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

A fifth of meat samples tested by local authorities last year contained DNA from other species

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Brits reveal post-Brexit meat provenance anxiety

01 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Almost half of Brits are less likely to buy meat if they’re unsure of its provenance

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National Food Crime Unit wins funding for 'upgrade' Subscription

12 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

The FSA unit will see its headcount grow from 22 to 82 and will become fully operational, with full investigatory powers, from next March

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EC to launch food quality and fraud research initiative

13 Mar 2018 | By Kevin White

The Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality will co-ordinate market surveillance activities, operating an early warning system for food fraud

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Pat recalls food safety scandals of the past

18 Jan 2018

Can it really be five years since Horsegate, readers?

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We forget the lessons of Horsegate at our peril

15 Jan 2018 | By Julia Glotz

It has become the reference point for anyone concerned about the integrity of our food supply chains and the integrity of the food business more broadly, so what’s changed?


Horsegate: five years on Subscription

15 Jan 2018 | By Megan Tatum

It was the biggest crisis to hit grocery in decades. Five years on, we ask six leading figures to relive their memories of watching ’Horsegate’ unfold from the front line 

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Two meat suppliers jailed for horsemeat fraud

01 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

Andronicos Sideras, owner of Dinos and Sons, was sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment…

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Food fraud: catch them - if you can?

30 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

With horsemeat back in the dock, the fight against food fraud is once more top of the agenda. But as Brexit looms, is the UK ready to beat the crooks?

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Horsegate has put fraud much higher up businesses' agendas

28 Jul 2017 | By Julia Glotz

This week’s conviction in the Horsegate trial brings at last a degree of closure…

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Meat supplier found guilty in horsemeat trial

27 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Andronicos Sideras was found guilty for his part in a conspiracy to deliberately introduce horsemeat into the food chain in order to increase company profits

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Spanish authorities foil Horsegate-linked food crime plot Subscription

17 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Scam saw crime syndicate pass off horsemeat ‘not suitable for human consumption’ as edible, Guardia Civil and Europol said

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Meat supplier 'mixed horsemeat and beef' court is told Subscription

06 Jul 2017 | By Court reporter

A businessman alleged to have been at the centre of the 2013 horsemeat scandal is facing trial

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National Food Crime Unit review urges more funding & powers Subscription

10 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

Call for unit “with teeth” that can tackle food crime, protect consumers and make high-profile prosecutions

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Two plead guilty in UK horsemeat court case

27 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

Alex Ostler-Beech, 44, of Hull, and Ulrik Nielsen, 57, from Denmark, both admitted conspiracy to defraud

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Three men charged over horsemeat scandal

26 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

All three are due to appear in court in London on 27 September

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Waitrose launches Moy Park omega-3 enriched chicken

14 Jun 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Produced exclusively for Waitrose, omega 3 chicken comes from birds fed on a diet containing algae…

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Independent butchers thrive in wake of Horsegate Subscription

23 May 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Independent butchers have continued to thrive since the horsemeat scandal and are now contributing £555m to the economy

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Horsegate three years on: we must remain vigilant

07 Jan 2016

The horsemeat scandal of 2013 thrust into the mainstream media an issue that had long plagued the industry

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Horsegate customer list ordered to be made public Subscription

03 Dec 2015 | By Julia Glotz

Companies and products supplied with meat by a processor embroiled in Horsegate could soon be named publicly

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