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horsemeat

(ˈhɔːsmiːt)
n
the flesh of a horse, esp edible horse meat
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Noun1.horsemeat - the flesh of horses as food
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
meat - the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
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A British Cypriot man was handed a 4.5-year jail term by a London court on Monday over a conspiracy to sell horsemeat as beef in 2012.
A GREEDY tycoon who passed off tons of horsemeat as beef to boost his profits is facing jail.
A BUSINESSMAN has been accused of playing a "key role" in a plot to mix beef with cheap horsemeat.
POLICE probing illegal horsemeat trafficking across Europe have arrested 26 suspects.
A MID Wales meat plant boss and an employee have denied mislabelling goat meat after an investigation sparked by last year's horsemeat scandal.
The men were initially arrested on suspicion of fraud in February last year at the height of the horsemeat scandal, following a raid by Food Standards Agency officials investigating claims of horsemeat being sold on as beef.
THE Yorkshire Dales Meat Company - whose products are on sale across the region - has seen a 20% rise in sales of its products in Asda supermarkets since the beginning of the horsemeat scandal this time last year.
The comment was made with regard to the horsemeat scandal that shook the globe earlier this year, when European authorities discovered that horse DNA was present in beef burgers, mince pies, and other food products.
In the early part of 2013, outrage was sparked by reports that Tesco and other British grocery stores were selling hamburger patties with was 29 per cent made of horsemeat. Over the weekend, a similar public uproar was recorded over the suggestion of Princess Anne of Britain for the country to consider eating horsemeat.
London, Nov 15 ( ANI ): Anne, the Princess Royal has sparked outrage after she suggested that people should start eating horsemeat.
THE owner of Batley-based Fox's Biscuits felt the effects of the horsemeat scandal as it slumped to an annual loss.
THE government must remove the confusion that marred the response to the horsemeat contamination crisis and improve its understanding of potential food fraud, according to a report.