Do you know what are you eating?
By: netta Weiss
Short term after it dispread from public view, the scandal off horse meat sold as beef re-emerged on Wednesday in London with the alert of 50,000 tons of horse meat sold as beef across Europe.
The Dutch food safety expert said that it was trying to locate the meat that was sold to 130 companies in Netherlands and to 370 other companies in several other countries across Europe.
The food safety authorities in the 15 countries have been informed about the concern and remove the meat from sale.
The sources of the "wrong labeled" meat was found in Comigel products originated at Doly Com, a Romanian slaughterhouse. An examination that was made by the French government showed that the beef that had left Romania was 100% made of horse meat. The horse meat that was found in Silvercrest products is thought to have originated in Poland.
The FSA ordered tests to check whether a drug given to horses - Bute (phenylbutazone) which can be dangerous to humans - had illegally entered to our food. It found that eight horses, killed in the UK, had tested positive for Bute and six may have been used as beef in France. However, the levels detected are said to pose "very little risk to human health".
Rules that were announced this month mean all horse meat in the UK should now be tested for Bute before it is allowed to be sold for food.