Union 18 July:
The fraudulent use of horse meat was highlighted in two cases this month.
In Spain, 65 people belonging to an organised crime syndicate were
arrested for trading horse meat not fit for human consumption across
. In the UK, two men were jailed for their
role in supplying tonnes of horsemeat labelled as pure beef to the market.
The UK’s Food Standard Agency has outlined plans for a fundamental change
in the way the UK food and drink sector will be policed. Read
New developments in the DNA barcoding of food will be a significant
development against food fraud. Read
FDA Administrator discusses funding awards to states as part of the Food Safety
Modernization Act. Read
An outbreak of salmonella linked to papayas has infected almost 50 people,
and resulted in one fatality, across 12 states. Read
A second subpoena has been served to a nationwide US fast food chain,
linked to an investigation over food safety concerns. Read