Beijing – China has detained 900 people for meat-related crimes including selling rat and fox meat as beef and mutton, the public security ministry has said.
State policing of South Africa’s meat standards is in a shambles, making it possible for tons of kangaroo and water buffalo meat to be imported to South Africa each year without consumers knowing where the meat lands up.
How the meat scandal will affect people’s buying decisions.
Suppliers involved in the country’s meat labelling scandal could face fines or time in jail.
Stellenbosch University researcher Professor Louw Hoffman said that cross-contamination – the transfer of one type of meat to another through chopping boards, saws, hands and utensils – played a definite role in his findings.
Stellenbosch study kick-starts internal investigations
Regulations are not uniformly obeyed and are generally not well-enforced, says expert South African food-label law is tough, but lacks the teeth to bite.
All 82 mislabelled meat products identified in a Stellenbosch University study.
Here they are: more than 80 meat products that contain, among others, donkey and water buffalo meat. City Press can today expose South Africa’s food-label lie as we publish the results of a landmark scientific study by Stellenbosch University.
City Press reveals more than 80 meat products that contain, among others, donkey and water buffalo meat.
On Sunday, City Press reveals who’s selling you donkey as beef. Take a look at highlights of the unfolding meat scandal.
If government does not stop “cowboys” in the meat industry, the mislabelling of products will continue to go unchecked, the Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) has told MPs.
When the horse meat scandal hit the headlines in Britain in the middle of January, it took British retailers exactly 24 hours to publicly announce the withdrawal of tainted products from their shelves.
Tons of water buffalo meat from Asia was smuggled into South Africa last year – just one such shipment organised by crime syndicates which are flooding our market with cheap and potentially hazardous meat.
Most of South Africa’s biltong has little to do with the ingredients on the label, according to DNA tests results.
City Press on Twitter
- RT @janetheard: @SAEditorsForum presser: outraged at "shocking, illegal clampdown on freedom of expression" at #SONA2015 3 hours ago
- In @City_Press Where We Live meet two women adapting their RDP houses to keep up with their lives 4 hours ago
- POLL: 50% say the ANC is using bullying tactics in Parliament; 15% say the EFF's eviction was necessary. Vote: http://t.co/VEFJt1Ortw 4 hours ago
- The 10 Sona memes that kept us laughing: http://t.co/I4xJ5PrAhs 5 hours ago
- MOST READ: Sona security: More questions than answers: http://t.co/2PmcjAPGL4 5 hours ago
Wednesday. My second day back at work after a month of what one of my bosses describes as: “Sitting on the beach, smoking zol and doing fokol.” The man’s not entirely incorrect in his analysis. It is what it is.
The Curro school saga makes me happy. In this 21st year of our democracy, as we move into adulthood as a nation, even the private schools are beginning to reflect South African demographics, with white children in the minority.
What a beautiful summer we are having. My family and I enjoy the long days and long nights. I hope you and yours do too.