Donkey, Water Buffalo and Goat Found in South African Meat Products
What’s for dinner?
Donkey, water buffalo and goat were found in meat products sold in South Africa.
Donkey, water buffalo and other unconventional ingredients have been found in almost two thirds of hamburgers and sausages tested in South Africa, a study released on Tuesday showed.
The tests by the University of Stellenbosch were planned before a scandal broke out in Europe over horsemeat labelled as beef that raised concerns worldwide over the risks to human health from a complex and nebulous meat supply chain.
“Our study confirms that the mislabelling of processed meats is commonplace in South Africa and not only violates food labelling regulations, but also poses economic, religious, ethical and health impacts,” co-author Louw Hoffman of the university’s Department of Animal Sciences, said in a statement.