British Horsemeat Scandal Could Be Part of International Criminal Conspiracy
(KCEN) -- In wake of the horsemeat scandal, the British Environment Secretary is pushing for a major overhaul of food testing throughout Europe.
Some European officials say the scandal could be part of an international criminal conspiracy to pass off cheap horsemeat.
During a TV interview with the British Broadcaster Sky News, the British Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, said the current system depends too much on trusting paperwork accompanying meat shipments.
Paterson said, "Nobody checks what's in production often enough. Nobody checks the finished product often enough."
The horsemeat scandal has spread to several European countries and resulted in millions of products being pulled from store shelves.