Study: 20% of sausages tested in Canada contained unlabeled meat

The phrase “meat adulteration” sends shivers down the spines of those in the meat industry. And ever since the highly publicized 2013 horse meat scandal, the term scares consumers too.

The issue returned to the spotlight this month when a study examined sausages sold in grocery stores mostly near three major Canadian cities.

Researchers from […]

Neogen to present on meat speciation technology at PetFood Forum

With the current heightened concern over the content of pet food, Neogen will be presenting on the latest meat speciation testing technology at the PetFood Forum next week in Kansas City.

The forum will feature Neogen’s Dr. Susanne Hinkley’s poster presentation entitled, “Real time test methodology for the detection, identification and quantification of mammalian DNA […]

FSA reviews horse meat response

The United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Food Standards Agency (FSA) hopes to learn from the horse meat scandal that hit the nation earlier this year, according to a statement.

In January, officials found horse and swine DNA in beef products in the U.K. during routine monitoring. Of the 27 beef burgers tested, 10 contained horse DNA and […]

EU report: Less than 5 percent of samples contain horse meat

Less than 5 percent of food samples tested in a European Union (EU)-wide program contained traces of horse meat, the EU reported today.

About 0.5 percent of the horse samples tested contained phenylbutazone, or bute, an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat pain. Its use is not permitted in animals destined for human consumption because of […]

Italy latest country to find horse meat in beef

One in five beef products tested in Italy have been found to contain horse meat, officials announced today.

Of 454 beef samples tested, 93 tested positive for horse meat at more than 1 percent. The tests in Italy followed the discovery of horse and pig meat in United Kingdom (U.K.) beef products earlier this year, […]