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The civil guard dismantled a network that commercialized horse meat not suitable for consumption

07 abr. 2017

It has just been learned that the civil guard has dismantled a network of companies dedicated to commercializing horse meat that is not fit for consumption. The center of the plot is in Spain where they slaughtered horses illegally to introduce them into the food chain without meeting the public health requirements. This fraud is identical to what OCU reported in 2013 when in an analysis detected the presence of horse meat in beef products. 

OCU requires AECOSAN and the health authorities of the Autonomous Communities to report immediately on the scope of the fraud discovered by the Civil Guard. Among other issues, OCU calls for traceability to be reported on the fate of illegal horse meat and to withdraw all products that may have reached the market both in Spain and in other European countries.

At the same time OCU calls for extreme controls to detect this type of fraud, controls that are clearly insufficient in view of the repetition in a few years of similar fraud.