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Topic - Food Standards Agency
The Food Standards Agency is a non-ministerial government department of the Government of the United Kingdom. It is responsible for protecting public health in relation to food throughout the United Kingdom and is led by an appointed board that is intended to act in the public interest. Its headquarters are in London, opposite Holborn tube station, with national offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Meat Hygiene Service and, more recently, the Wine Standards Board are branches of the Food Standards Agency. - Source: Wikipedia
Six horse carcasses that tested positive for an equine painkiller may have entered the human food chain in France, Britain's food regulator announced Thursday _ and the agency's chief said horsemeat tainted with the medicine may have been sold to consumers "for some time."
The price, smell and color should have been clear tipoffs something was wrong with shipments of horsemeat that were fraudulently labeled as beef, French authorities said Thursday. The economy minister pinned the bulk of the blame on a French wholesaler at the heart of the growing scandal in Europe.
British police say three men have been arrested by officers investigating the burgeoning horsemeat scandal in Europe.
The price, smell and color should have been clear tipoffs something was wrong with shipments of horsemeat that were fraudulently labeled as beef, French authorities said Thursday. The government pinned the bulk of the blame on a French wholesaler at the heart of a growing scandal in Europe.