01-Mar-2013 - South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies has ordered an urgent inquiry after donkey and goat DNA was found in burgers and sausages.
18-Feb-2013 - The Standing Committee of the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH) has endorsed a European Commission plan to tackle the horsemeat crisis by testing thousands of beef products across Europe for horse DNA.
18-Feb-2013 - Russian authorities have begun inspecting meat products on sale in supermarkets for the presence of horsemeat in the wake of the contamination scandal in Europe.
08-Feb-2013 - UK meat processors and retailers have been ordered to conduct testing on all processed beef products after ready meals on sale in supermarkets were found to contain 100% horse meat.
05-Feb-2013 - Some in the British meat industry are set to introduce DNA testing on meat products to reassure consumers in the wake of the horse meat contamination scandal.
04-Feb-2013 - The impact of the horse meat burger scandal continues to be felt in the UK and Ireland, with Irish plant Silvercrest losing several major contracts last week.
29-Jan-2013 - A consumer group in Spain has claimed it has discovered horse DNA in beef burgers sold by Spanish supermarkets.
21-Jan-2013 - Investigations are continuing into the horse meat scandal that has engulfed the UK and Irish markets following the discovery of horse DNA in frozen burgers.
17-Jan-2013 - The horse meat burger scandal continues to rumble on across the UK and Ireland as investigations are launched to discover the source of the rogue DNA.
13-Dec-2012 - Horse meat from animals exported from North America could potentially pose a risk to human health, according to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
26-Jun-2012 - An outbreak of animal disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is threatening to cause a food security crisis, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization has warned.
24-Apr-2012 - A New Mexico rancher’s application to open the country’s first horse abattoir since lifting a ban on such slaughter has been met with controversy, with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) saying the practice “runs counter to American values”.
29-Feb-2012 - Spanish slaughterhouses have been criticised for poor animal welfare standards, after an audit carried out by the EU’s Food and Veterinary Office found that four out of seven slaughterhouses did not meet requirements.
23-Feb-2012 - Amazon Japan has taken whale products off its website after being accused of facilitating trade of endangered species.
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