Horsemeat – where are we going wrong?

The horsemeat scandal has shown that long and convoluted supply chains leave themselves open to fraud, coupled with the fact that there is an over-reliance on documentation, including the ‘tick-box’ culture, to verify authenticity. What happened to visual inspection?

Local authority enforcement officers generally have limited training in practical meat inspection and, therefore, may be out of their comfort zone to identify and investigate incidents of illegal meat.

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