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Tainted horsemeat eyed in five deaths in PH

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Five people are believed to have died from eating tainted horsemeat in the Philippines while as many as 60 may have consumed it, a local official said Wednesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Taco Bell, Icelandic pies drawn into meat scandal

In this Associated Press file photo, a customer takes a pack of frozen beef Hachis Parmentier from a freezer in a supermarket in Nice, southeastern France. The Europe-wide uproar over fraudulently labeled horse meat, sold as beef, has exposed the labyrinthine path of companies and countries across the continent that meat for prepared dishes takes before it reaches that microwave. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Taco Bell is the latest restaurant chain to acknowledge that its food has been adulterated with horse meat, yanking a variety of ground beef products from its three British outlets and issuing an apology to its patrons Friday.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

France says drug-tainted horsemeat likely in food chain

The outside of a butcher’s where horsemeat is available, in Paris, Friday Feb. 15, 2013. Tests have found horsemeat in school meals, hospital food and restaurant dishes in Britain, officials said Friday, as the scandal over adulterated meat spread beyond frozen supermarket products. French French Consumer Affairs Minister Benoit Hamon said Thursday that it appeared fraudulent meat sales over several months reached across 13 countries and 28 companies. He identified French meat wholesaler Spanghero as a major culprit. AP/Jacques Brinon

Horsemeat containing a drug potentially harmful to humans has likely entered the food chain, France said on Saturday, adding health concerns to the food scandal raging across Europe.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hollande wants proper labels on meat meals

French President Francois Hollande. AP

France’s president said Saturday he wanted to see proper labelling of meat in ready-made meals to avert a repeat of the scandal over horsemeat being passed off as beef.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nestle pulls meals in Italy, Spain as horsemeat scandal grows


Swiss giant Nestle has become the latest food company hit by Europe’s horsemeat scandal, announcing it is removing two pasta meals from supermarket shelves in Italy and Spain due to contamination.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »