We know that the horsemeat scandal in the European Union shocked the masses who were unaware that horses are slaughtered for human consumption, especially in the United States. The backlash that the scandal brought about is still felt today. Beef sales in Europe dropped 43%. New agencies and technologies were formed in an attempt to prevent food fraud. But most Americans believe it could never happen on US soil. And they couldnt be more wrong.
In fact, the US imports hundreds of millions of pounds of Mexican beef every year, where up to 40% of Mexican beef was found to contain equine DNA.
Do you know what's in YOUR meat?
We found this information in a study called DETECTION OF ADULTERATION IN PROCESSED TRADITIONAL MEAT PRODUCTS done by M.E. FLOES-MUNGUIA’, M.C. BERMUDEZ-ALMADA and L. VAZQUEZ-MORENO. The report can be found on Wiley Online Library.