February 13th, 2013
06:09 PM ET

EU health chief aims to restore confidence after horse meat scandal

As the scandal over the discovery of horse meat in products labeled as pure beef widened, the European Union's health chief vowed Wednesday to put in place a plan to restore consumer confidence.
"The issue before us today is therefore overwhelmingly one of fraudulent labeling rather than one of safety," Tonio Borg said in a statement after an emergency meeting in Belgium with authorities from France, Romania, Holland, Luxembourg and Britain.
He noted that EU legislation allows horse meat to be used for the production of minced meat and meat preparations, "however, it has to be declared on the label."

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  1. Basil Wrathbone

    Ah...but how does it taste? Notice how nobody seems to care if it's worth eating in the first place, do they? Hmm.

    February 13, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    Veggies anyone? I don't know if I could eat uncle Ed, he is a horse of course, he probably would talk the whole time.lol
    I guess if you have eaten horse and not have known it, it won't kill ya. Is there mad horse disease?
    I think it really goes to could you eat mans best friend, your dog?
    No thanks, not one of this are on my menu.

    February 13, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Go to your neigghhhborhood Burger King and check out the new menu. You can now hoof your way.

    February 13, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      They also have a new curb side pick up service. Just order and they'll hoof it right out to you.

      February 13, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    @bobcat(iah) -lol. I think banasy or chrissy said it best, have it neigh way. Whoa. lol

    February 13, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    There is so much material you can whinny out of news like this.

    February 13, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rascal Rabble

    hoof woulddah known i like horsemeat dress like a whopper, add bacon and cheese... neigh!

    February 13, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dazzle ©

    @bobcat(iah) I missed these and am now laughing out loud.

    February 21, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    Blocked again.

    February 21, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |