Scrolling news:

Iraq: US seeks verification of ‘Islamic State’ beheading of journalist James Foley

Japan: Torrential rains unleash deadly landslide killing a dozen people in Hiroshima

Palestine: Three Palestinians killed, incl 3 year-old child, in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City

Palestine: Dozens Palestinians abducted by Israeli forces in West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes cave housing family near Bethlehem

Palestine: Several Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank, Israeli settlers attack cars

Palestine: Israel bombs Gaza, withdraws negotiators from Cairo

Pakistan: 18 suspected militants killed in fresh NWA, Khyber airstrikes

US: Ferguson curfew lifted, Obama appeals for restraint

Iraq: Obama says Mosul Dam retaken from extremists with US help

Palestine: Palestinian female detainee denied family visits since her arrest in 2012

Palestine: Nine Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers from West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army detonates two homes in Hebron, seals one with concrete blocs

Palestine: Six Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank

Syria: Airstrikes kill 31 terrorists in Raqqa city

Palestine: Body recovered in Shujaiyya a month after ‘massacre’ by Israel

Palestine: Hamas says Israel stalling on agreement as Gaza death toll hits 2016

US: Curfew imposed for second night in Ferguson, Missouri

Palestine: Palestinian arrested filming Israeli settlers throwing stones in W Bank

Israel: 5 of 64 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza invasion were killed by ‘Friendly Fire’

Netherlands recall 50,000 tons of meat over horse link

11th Apr 2013
Netherlands recall 50,000 tons of meat over horse link

Photograph: Koen Verheijden/AFP/Getty Images

The Netherlands food watchdog has recalled 50,000 tons of meat labelled as beef from companies across Europe. The meat, linked to Dutch company Selten, is suspected of containing horse.

The Netherlands’ Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority requested that 370 companies across Europe halt the sale of beef products as a “precautionary measure” on Wednesday after it was revealed the origin of the meat was unclear.

In a statement the food authority warned that while the source of the meat could not be traced “its safety cannot be guaranteed.” It added, however, that Dutch authorities have “no concrete indications that there is a risk to public health.”

More than 130 companies in the Netherlands have been affected by the latest recall. Businesses in other European countries, including Germany, France and Spain who bought meat from the wholesalers, have also been notified.

The recall covers meat bought from two Dutch trading companies: Wiljo Import en Export B.V. and Vleesgroothandel Willy Selten B.V, a spokeswoman for the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, Esther Filon, told news agency AP. Both companies have the same owner.

The concerns applied to meat sold between January 1, 2011 and February 15 this year, Filon added, meaning that much of the meat “may already have been consumed.”

The recall hits an industry already plagued by scandal following the discovery of horsemeat in numerous products falsely labelled as beef and other meats.

The scandal began in Ireland in mid-January when results of the country’s first-ever DNA tests on beef products were announced.

A series of similar discoveries were made in more than a dozen countries across Europe as wider testing began, with horse meat detected in burger patties, lasagnas, meat pies and meat- filled pastas.

ccp/msh (AP, AFP, dpa)


Comments are closed.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

Latest Tweets

The Muslim News


Awards for Excellence

Read more