Horsemeat found in British supermarkets 'may be donkey'
A law banning horses from Romanian roads may be responsible for the surge in the fraudulent sale of horsemeat on the European beef market, a French politician said yesterday.
Horse-drawn carts were a common form of transport for centuries in Romania, but hundreds of thousands of the animals are feared to have been sent to the abattoir after the change in road rules.
The law, which was passed six years ago but only enforced recently, also banned carts drawn by donkeys, leading to speculation among food-industry officials in France that some of the “horse meat” which has turned up on supermarket shelves in Britain, France and Sweden may, in fact, turn out to be donkey meat.....Read more
Horsemeat: Driver Lifts Lid On Breaches
A lorry driver who delivers meat has exclusively revealed to Sky News the serious breaches of food safety regulations that he sees every day.
Ali, which is not his real name, has worked in the haulage industry for seven years and delivers to all kinds of organisations across the north of England.
He approached Sky News and wanted to talk to us because he believes the breaches he sees every day represent a public health risk.
Ali said: "On some deliveries the person that is receiving the product sometimes struggles to identify a multi line order if there is three or four different types of meat.
"They'll struggle to identify which meat is which.
"Sometimes they have to refer to the weights of the pallets being outlined on the delivery note....Read me