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Editor's picks: Top 10 meat scandals of 2013

By Carina Perkins+ , 09-Dec-2013
Last updated on 12-Dec-2013 at 10:57 GMT

With rising prices and complex supply chains putting the meat industry at increasing risk of food fraud, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria spreading in livestock populations, meat processors and packers are having to work harder than ever to ensure their food is safe.

On the whole, the industry is doing a fantastic job, but sometimes things do go wrong. Last year we saw growing international food fraud -  and everything from horses and donkeys to rats and foxes found in meat products around the world. There were also a number of bacteria-related outbreaks and recalls, raising concerns over the levels of foodborne pathogens in meat.

Click through the photogallery for Globalmeatnews.com’s round-up of some of the biggest meat contamination stories from 2013.

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