Horsemeat linked to new food scandal seized in Belgium
Lies and more lies from the horse slaughter industry. Better yet for the Belgians would be to stop eating horsemeat. ~ HfH
From: Global Post
France informed Belgium last week of the delivery to a Belgian firm of 17.5 tonnes of falsely-labelled meat from horses that were used by scientists to help produce anti-rabies and other serums.
Police made a score of arrests earlier this month in southern France following a tip-off that 200 horses, including 60 owned by pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, had ended up in abattoirs after their veterinary certificates had been falsified.
Belgian food safety agency AFSCA said in a statement that the meat had been integrated into “a larger consignment of 82 tonnes of horsemeat”.
Of the 82 tonnes, which included both regular horsemeat and horsemeat carrying false papers, 63.6 tonnes were “distributed across all of Europe”, in particular in France and the Netherlands, AFSCA said.
A total 1.6 tonnes were sold as fresh meat in Belgium in February and March. The remainder was frozen and was seized this week.
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