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Five Reasons Why Tesco’s Horse Meat Scandal Could Happen Here 

Vickery Eckhoff / Forbes / January 30, 2013

Photograph by Keith Myers of the Kansas City Star for its feature, "Beef's Raw Edges," showing what goes into ground beef at a plant in Dodge City, Kansas.

Photograph by Keith Myers of the Kansas City Star for its feature, “Beef’s Raw Edges,” showing what goes into ground beef at a plant in Dodge City, Kansas.

While everyone is making jokes about the Polish horse meat that contaminated  Tesco’s ground beef patties in the UK, lawmakers in Oklahoma and other western states are busy introducing bills to open horse slaughter plants for human consumption here in the U.S.

Below are five reasons why the Tesco scandal could play out in rural America in the very near future if they succeed—and why food safety issues with contaminated horse meat are a far bigger threat to consumers than the industry is admitting.

Reason #1: What’s in that burger and where is it from?


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