Horsemeat

Illegal horsemeat in Irish slaughterhouses seized by Europol

Illegal horsemeat in Irish slaughterhouses seized by Europol

Europol launched a dedicated project as part of ‘Operation Opson IX’ to support authorities in combating the sale of illegal...

July 22, 2020

‘Multiple microchips’ in horses mooted as cause of Garda investigation

‘Multiple microchips’ in horses mooted as cause of Garda investigation

Horses containing “multiple microchips” are believed to be the cause of a wide-scale Garda investigation into horsemeat processing. Yesterday morning,...

June 7, 2019

Almost 22,000 Irish horses slaughtered in last three years

Almost 22,000 Irish horses slaughtered in last three years

Almost 22,000 Irish horses were slaughtered for human consumption abroad over the last three years, according to the Department of...

February 26, 2019

Irish links to north London horsemeat conviction

Irish links to north London horsemeat conviction

Earlier this week, 55-year-old Cypriot, Andronicos Sideras, was convicted of fraud for trying to pass off horsemeat as beef from...

July 28, 2017

Businessman found guilty of fraud in horsemeat scandal

Businessman found guilty of fraud in horsemeat scandal

A businessman has been found guilty of fraud after trying to pass off horsemeat as beef through his north London-based...

July 27, 2017

Businessman rejects accusations of mixing horsemeat with beef

Businessman rejects accusations of mixing horsemeat with beef

A businessman refused to accept allegations that he oversaw the mixing of horsemeat with beef at his north London company...

July 21, 2017

Horsemeat scandal unfolds in Europe, with links to previous Irish saga

Horsemeat scandal unfolds in Europe, with links to previous Irish saga

Europol has said that, today (July 16), 66 people have been arrested for trading horsemeat in Europe that is unfit...

July 16, 2017

‘Brazilian meat imports should be halted until the country cleans up its act completely’

‘Brazilian meat imports should be halted until the country cleans up its act completely’

Ulster Farmers’ Union Deputy President Victor Chestnutt believes that the EU should ban the import of all Brazilian meat products...

March 28, 2017

‘Growing phenomenon’ of food fraud forces MEPs to pass new rules

‘Growing phenomenon’ of food fraud forces MEPs to pass new rules

New rules have been passed in the European Parliament which will help tackle the ‘growing phenomenon’ of food fraud, Irish MEP...

March 16, 2017

Researchers develop a new test to cut out meat fraud

Researchers develop a new test to cut out meat fraud

Researchers in the UK have developed a new method for detecting meat fraud which can identify horsemeat in beef or...

September 26, 2016

Three charged with fraud relating to horsemeat scandal

Three charged with fraud relating to horsemeat scandal

Three men have been charged with fraud relating to horsemeat and beef sales following a thorough investigation, the Crown Prosecution Service...

August 26, 2016

MEPs agree on draft rules to tighten up official food checks from farm to fork

MEPs agree on draft rules to tighten up official food checks from farm to fork

Food safety MEPs last week informally agreed on draft plans to tighten up official food checks on food from farm...

June 17, 2016

Horsemeat detected in two beef products in the US

Horsemeat detected in two beef products in the US

Horsemeat has been detected in two samples of ground meat in the US by researchers at Chapman University. The research,...

August 24, 2015

Dutch wholesaler gets two and half year jail term for his part in Horsegate

Dutch wholesaler gets two and half year jail term for his part in Horsegate

Willy Selton, the owner of two meat wholesaling operations in the Netherlands, has received a two and half year jail...

April 7, 2015