CIEH comments on charges connected with horsemeat scandal

Publication Date: 26th August 2016

Subject: Food safety

Following the news that three men have been charged with fraud over the selling of horsemeat in 2012, Jenny Morris, CIEH, said:  

“The horsemeat scandal caused severe damage to the UK food system so it’s good to see these criminals being held to account. Assuming a “guilty” verdict, it will be important to impose penalties that will deter others from attacking our food supply.”


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