The discovery of horse meat in products labeled as beef in the European Union has raised serious questions, not just about food labeling, but also about food safety and the working of the somewhat opaque, global horse meat industry.
While the authorities in Brussels and various E.U. member states continue their investigations related to the scandal, there are questions unrelated to accurate labeling that must now be asked of industry and government regulators.
The European Union has strict rules on what meat products should be allowed into its home markets. In the case of horse meat imports, it’s apparent that these products are held to a different standard — a porous and permissive standard — compared with other meat products destined for dinner plates and supermarket shelves.… Seguir leyendo »