Beef products from a range of supermarkets in the United Kingdom have been found to contain horsemeat. Whilst some products were only found to have traces of the meat, some products labelled as beef were actually 100% horsemeat.
This has outraged consumers as well as the supermarkets themselves who claim they had no idea as the origin of the problem comes from their suppliers.
Although horsemeat is perfectly safe to eat, there is some concern over the drug phenylbutazone which is given to horses but it dangerous to humans.
The United Kingdom is not the only country involved- cases have also been found in Ireland, France and Poland.
Does this put you off eating meat from the supermarket if there is the chance that it is labelled incorrectly?