The Horse Meat Scandal in the UK

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Food journalist, restaurant critic and novelist Jay Rayner explains how the recent horse meat scandal in the UK unfolded. A national panic ensued when equine DNA was found in frozen beef burgers and lasagna. Rayner wrote in the Observer that "thuggish" supermarkets are to blame for the lack of oversight.

Rayner's novel, A Greedy Man in a Hungry World, will be out in May.