“JOHANNESBURG — Worried about horse meat in your beef? Try water buffalo, donkey and goat.
South African food scientists said they have found all three in mislabeled foods including beef burgers, ground beef and sausages.
A study published by three professors at Stellenbosch University found that 68 percent of 139 samples contained species not declared in the product label, with the highest incidence in sausages, burger patties and deli meats.
The study found soya and gluten were not labeled in 28 percent of products tested, it found undeclared pork in 37 percent and chicken in 23 percent.
“This study confirms that the mislabeling of processed meats is commonplace in South Africa and not only violates food labeling regulations but also poses economic, religious, ethical and health impacts,” co-author Professor Louwrens C. Hoffman said Tuesday.
He said tests the past two weeks on hundreds of samples of imported meat have found no horse meat….”Twitter