Dr Oz: Horse Meat Scandal In Europe
Could horse meat make its way into your food without you knowing it? That is the question Dr. Oz is asking because it happened in Europe and he wonders what is being done to prevent it from happening here in the U.S. He shared the startling timeline of events from earlier this year:
- January – Packages labeled “100% beef” were found to contain 29% horse meat in Ireland
- February – The horse meat fraud had spread to 21 countries across Europe, including France and Italy. 10 million burgers and dozens of mislabeled products containing horse meat were pulled from the shelves. It did not stop there as it kept spreading to Russia and Hong Kong and even the Dominican Republic. All of that fraud was traced back to just a few suppliers, but it managed to spread across half the world. Could it happen here in the United States?