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EU approves DNA tests in wake of horsemeat scandal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments have approved an EU-wide programme of DNA tests on beef products to assess the scale of a food scandal involving mislabelled horsemeat, the bloc's executive said on Friday.

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How Romanian workhorses reach the dinner plate

POROSCHIA, Romania (Reuters) - Florin Dumitru, like millions of subsistence farmers in Romania, the European Union's second-poorest country, will have no choice when the horse that ploughs his scrap of land can no longer earn its keep.

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Fake flour made in old pigsty latest China food scandal

BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities in southern China have raided a former pigsty where fake sweet potato flour was being made with corn, ink and paraffin and sold as a delicacy, state media said on Friday, in the latest scandal to strike the country's food industry.

Business

US, Europe, Asia stocks sink after S&P issues warning to US Govt(update2)

NEW YORK: A warning from Standard Poor's that the agency might lower its rating on U.S. government debt sent stocks on their steepest slide in a month Monday.

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IOC official dispels food defense

LONDON (AP) - The IOC's top anti-doping official said he has seen no convincing evidence that athletes can inadvertently test positive for clenbuterol or other banned drugs by eating contaminated meat.

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Thousands protest in Berlin over dioxin scandal

BERLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of German protesters marched in Berlin on Saturday to demand a change in farming methods and vent their anger at a food scandal in which cancer-causing dioxin was found in some eggs, poultry and pork.

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China detains three in new toxic milk scare

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have detained three people suspected of selling milk powder tainted with melamine, state media said on Thursday, the industrial chemical involved in a massive toxic food scandal last year.

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China detains three in new toxic milk scare

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have detained three people suspected of selling milk powder tainted with melamine, state media said on Thursday, the industrial chemical involved in a massive toxic food scandal last year.

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China faces new melamine scandal, 17 on trial

BEIJING (Reuters) - More than 1,500 boxes of Chinese biscuits exported to Hong Kong and Singapore have tested positive for melamine as suspects in the protracted tainted-food scandal go on trial in China, local media reported on Tuesday.