Food safety inspectors find horse meat in two samples so far

Inspectors have so far found traces of horse in just two of the 370 samples it has taken in Dutch shops, meat processing plants and abattoirs, the food safety body NVWA has confirmed.

In one case, horse was identified in a consignment of beef scraps. In the other, beef was found in meat balls labelled as containing only beef and pork, the organisation said.

Earlier this week, Nos television said the two companies under suspicion are a meat processing plant in Oss and a meat dealer in Breda. Both cases have been handed over to the public prosecutor, the Nos said.

Thank you for donating to

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation