From Alberto Alemanno's blog, February 20, 2013 12:00 AM
Although the current horsemeat scandal has been depicted as an instance of fraud and mislabeling generated by a single source, it is progressively escalating into a broader food safety crisis that reveals some flaws in our EU food safety system. Yet relying on country-of-origin-labelling – as many have invoked it – to tackle misleading labeling of food ingredients might be the wrong answer to the good question raised by this unfortunate story. . . .Alberto reviews facts and the timeline of events in the scandal and then provides an analysis that identifies the flaws of the current EU regulatory framework and provides some recommendations.
Please link directly to Alberto's blog for the rest of the article and a number of interesting comments on the scandal, Horsemeat Scandal Turns into a Food Safety Crisis.