February 26th, 2013
11:00 AM ET
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Horse meat, little blue balls and other weird stuff in your food this week
February 25th, 2013
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Food recalls are coming in fast and furious and it's often hard to keep track. In this series of recall round-ups we share the most up-to-date information on the foods you should be scrutinizing right now.

IKEA Meatballs
Doing a bit of shopping and snacking abroad? You might wish to grab lunch before you go to IKEA. The Swedish furniture chain has pulled 1675 pounds of meatballs from the menus of some of its in-store cafeterias across Europe after tests in the Czech Republic revealed the presence of horse meat in some samples.
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The brutal business of horse meat
February 19th, 2013
11:00 AM ET
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Editor's note: Roly Owers is chief executive of World Horse Welfare and a qualified veterinarian with a lifetime of involvement with horses. He is active in working with governments, sport regulators, veterinary bodies and non-profit organizations to improve horse welfare worldwide.

A welcome spotlight is now being shone on the murky trade in European horsemeat, but the public are still being left in the dark about the brutal treatment and needless suffering of the horses destined for their plates.

Every year around 65,000 horses are crammed into trucks and transported across Europe to the slaughterhouse for what can be days on end in hellish conditions.
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Filed under: Animal Rights • Food Politics • Horse • Meat • Taboos


February 19th, 2013
12:30 AM ET
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Nestle is suspending deliveries of all its products that include beef from a German supplier because "traces of horse DNA" were found in the meat, the Swiss-based food giant said on its website Monday.

Nestle also is recalling two chilled pasta products, Buitoni Beef Ravioli and Beef Tortellini, from store shelves in Italy and Spain, the news release said. A lasagna product sold to French catering businesses will also be recalled.
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