Saturday, March 23, 2013

Pure horsemeat was sold as 'diced beef' to shoppers on market stall

Pure horsemeat imported from Hungary was sold to British shoppers as 'diced beef', officials have confirmed.

Nearly half the meat had already been sold to the public before its true provenance was discovered.

The Food Standards Agency said that 100kg (220lb) of horsemeat was imported by Hungarian Food Ltd in Preston, Lancashire, and sold on its market stall in town and a shop in Liverpool.