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Title : 1 in 5 sausages tested had meat not on label: Study
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Source : Terrace Standard
Year : 2017
Link : http://www.terracestandard.com/buzz/one-in-five-sausages-tested-across-canada-had-meat-not-on-label-studyone-in-five-sausages-tested-across-canada-had-meat-not-on-label-study/
Country : Canada
Commodity: AP-Meat and edible offal
Abstract: A federally funded study has found that 20 per cent of sausages sampled from grocery stores across Canada contained meats that weren’t on the label. The study, published this week in the journal Food Control, was conducted by researchers at the University of Guelph and commissioned by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It examined 100 sausages that were labelled as containing just one ingredient — beef, pork, chicken or turkey. “About one in five of the sausages we tested had some off-label ingredients in them, which is alarming,” said Robert Hanner, lead author of the study and an associate professor with the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of Guelph. The CFIA reached out to Hanner for the study after the European horse meat scandal in 2013, where food labelled as beef was found to have horse meat — in some cases beef was completely substituted by horse meat.