Australian horsemeat infographic attributes blame

By Laurence Gibbons

- Last updated on GMT

The graphic traces the orgins of the horsemeat crisis
The graphic traces the orgins of the horsemeat crisis

Related tags: Horse meat, Meat

The Australian Institute of Food Safety has released a graphic representation revealing who is to blame for the horsemeat scandal.

The graphic identifies Romanian abattoirs as the source of the meat. It blames French firms Spanghero and Comigel for processing beef contaminated with horsemeat and UK and Irish retailers for selling it.

It also reveals China to be the biggest supplier of horsemeat  ̶  producing over 170,000t each year.

The information, by the Australian training provider, also asked the question: Is horse meat bad for you anyway? 

‘Better than beef’

“Nutritionally, horsemeat can actually be considered better than beef with lower fat, sodium and cholesterol,” ​the graphic revealed. “The problem is that horsemeat typically isn’t farmed and so its history can’t be traced.”

Click on the image below to find out how the graphic unravels the horsemeat scandal through the use of a chronological map.

Related topics: Food Safety

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