This was a one-horse race: a story that made headlines across the globe, and caused shockwaves that will be felt for years to come. The Grocer led the coverage, keeping its readers informed of every twist and turn - securing the first interview with ABP CEO Paul Finnerty, scouring Hansard to identify inconsistencies in the government’s account, or explaining the complex issues for the trade.

Our work was so well regarded that The Grocer’s fresh foods editor, Julia Glotz, even contributed to Professor Chris Elliott’s review of UK food chain security in the wake of the scandal. And we will continue to offer the most comprehensive coverage of the issue in 2014, starting in January when we will publish a special edition providing in-depth analysis of the scandal’s long-term impact.

Read The Grocer’s dedicated coverage of the horsemeat scandal.

Read The Grocer’s Review of the Year 2013.