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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
Food Fraud Quick Bites

Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf

By Susanne Kuehne
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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
Food fraud, soy, minced beef
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Nearly 800 tons of minced meat worth more than $5.5 million was adulterated in a way where the meat was replaced with soy, beef fat, animal skin and starch. The meat was supplied from Poland and sold in France to charitable organizations like the Red Cross. The ingredients, which were of very low quality, did not pose a health risk, however, altered the taste and texture of the meat; an investigation is ongoing.


  1. Courrier Picard (June 7, 2019). “Du gras, de la peau, du soja… Tout sauf de la viande dans ces steacks livrés à des associations”.

Q3 Hazard Beat: Meat and Meat Products Trends

By Food Safety Tech Staff
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The following infographic is a snapshot of the hazard trends in meat and meat products from Q3 2019. The information has been pulled from the HorizonScan quarterly report, which summarizes recent global adulteration trends using data gathered from more than 120 reliable sources worldwide. Over the next several weeks, Food Safety Tech will provide readers with hazard trends from various food categories included in this report.

HorizonScan, Meat hazards
2019 Data from HorizonScan by FeraScience, Ltd.

View last week’s hazards in poultry.