Two men were arrested this week on suspicion of fraud and conspiracy related to the horse meat scandal that rocked consumer confidence in the United Kingdom and beyond.
Officials would not reveal the identities of the men, or give any other details on the case, except to say that the investigation is ongoing and it's possible the substitution of horse meat in some products labeled as beef “was deliberate and coordinated criminal activity.”
Food safety officials in Britain launched the investigation in January after it was discovered that burgers in the country's biggest supermarkets contained horse DNA even though they were labeled as beef. Eventually, the scandal spread to include other food products, many of them frozen, in restaurants, grocery stores, and institutions across Europe.
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