Remember the horse meat scandal in Europe in 2013? When authorities found that meat packers mixed horse meat with beef to make that special burger? Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) found that many burgers sold in the UK supermarket had horse muscle DNA. The molecular test used is one of the most sensitive and specific tests available to investigators today and therefore proved beyond any doubt that horse meat was mixed with other meat. I don’t know about you, but I have strong feelings about eating someone’s pet. The scandal proved to be much wider than what initially thought and the same practice was discovered across Europe.



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