The Great Horsemeat Scandal Explained

The Great Horsemeat Scandal Explained
February 28, 2013

With recent news that IKEA have withdrawn their infamous meatballs from menus across Europe due to horsemeat contamination, it doesn’t seem like this scandal is going to disappear anytime soon.

In fact, it’s estimated that as many as 14.5 million ready meals across 13 European countries may have contained horsemeat whilst labelled as beef or other ingredients.

If you’re starting to get confused with the ins and outs of the scandal – who’s involved, what countries did the horsemeat come from, and why it may be dangerous – you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve collated everything that you need to know into this handy infographic…

For example, did you know that in Japan there is an ice cream made of horsemeat? Yes, really. Read on and discover more…

infographic about horsemeat scandal
Copyright Australian Institute of Food Safety