The Straits Times
Published on Feb 14, 2013

UK lawmakers say horsemeat discoveries "tip of the iceberg"


LONDON (REUTERS) - Discoveries so far of horsemeat in products sold as beef are likely to be the "tip of the iceberg", a British parliamentary report into the scandal said on Thursday.

"The scale of contamination emerging in the meat supply chain is breathtaking," said Ms Anne McIntosh, a legislator who chairs the cross-party Food and Rural Affairs Committee, which published the report.

"More revelations will doubtless come to light in the UK and across the European Union."

Growing revelations about the use of horsemeat in products labelled beef have raised questions about the safety of the European food supply chain and prompted governments to send out a European Union (EU)-wide alert.