Mon February 25, 2013
The Salt

Horsemeat Found In IKEA's Meatballs

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 9:36 am

For many, Swedish meatballs are part of the allure of shopping at Ikea.
Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar/Flickr

Bad news for those whose shopping trips at Ikea are partly motivated by the allure of the store's famous meatballs: The giant Swedish furniture retailer on Monday said it had recalled a batch of frozen meatballs sent to more than a dozen European countries after tests detected traces of horse meat.

Food inspectors in the Czech Republic discovered the horse meat DNA last week in 2.2-pound packs of frozen meatballs labeled as beef and pork and sold under the name Kottbullar.

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Fri February 15, 2013
The Salt

Romanian Horse Meat In British Lasagna Reveals Complex Global Food Trade

Originally published on Sat February 16, 2013 5:35 am

Not all countries in Europe shun horse meat, as the sign above this butcher shop in Paris attests. But horse-eating Europeans still don't like being swindled.
Jacques Brinon AP

How did the Romanian horse meat wind up in the British spaghetti sauce? Follow its path, and you'll get a quick tutorial in the complexities of the global food trade.

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Wed February 13, 2013
The Salt

U.K. Slaughterhouses Raided As Europe's Horse meat Scandal Widens

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 7:27 am

A Tesco supermarket sign in London. The chain acknowledged that its low-cost beef lasagna had in fact been 60 percent horse.
Sang Tan AP


Sat February 9, 2013
The Salt

British Outrage Grows As Horsemeat Pops Up In More Foods

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 6:42 am

Frozen-food company Findus recalled its beef lasagne meals earlier this week because they contain horsemeat.
Scott Heppell AP

They like riding them. They like racing them. They bet on them, hunt on them and patrol the streets on them.

But to most who live in the land of the Beefeater, the idea of eating a horse in peacetime is as generally repugnant as grilling one the queen's corgis and gobbling it up with ketchup and fries.

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Wed February 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Bud's Latest Clydesdale Star Named 'Hope' By Fans

She's now known as Hope.

The Clydesdale foal who starred at the start of Budweiser's popular Super Bowl ad this week has a name.

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