Europe is having a
cow horse…and it was for dinner last night
David Cameron’s previous claims that the scandal was merely a “food labelling” issue will be challenged by a report which says that more revelations are to come.
Having earlier told MPs in the Commons that beef was safe, the Prime Minister went further yesterday by eating a beef pie and a pork pie in front of photographers at a reception in Westminster Hall.
But in their report today, the MPs on the environment select committee say it is “improbable” that criminals who are prepared to pass off horse meat as beef are following good hygiene standards.
It’s rather interesting scandal of the unintended consequences of laws, international smuggling and EuroZone follies.
Evidently it started when Rumania started enforcing a law forbidding the use of horses and donkeys on highways, which led to lots of ex-transit beasts ending up at slaughterhouses.