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Supply chain visibility and the European ‘horsemeat’ scandal

CIPS 1 February 2013

February 2013 saw the unprecedented public exposure and debate of supply chain risk, following the discovery that some beef-labelled manufactured foods, sold in Europe and the UK, contained horsemeat. Extensive investigations by major frozen food companies (such as Findus) sought to trace the origin of the wrongful supply and misleading description and labelling – highlighting the complexity and lack of transparency of food supply chains, and the need for robust supply chain analysis and risk management.

February 2013 saw the unprecedented public exposure and debate of supply chain risk, following the discovery that some beef-labelled manufactured foods, sold in Europe and the UK, contained horsemeat. Extensive investigations by major frozen food companies (such as Findus) sought to trace the origin of the wrongful supply and misleading description and labelling – highlighting the complexity and lack of transparency of food supply chains, and the need for robust supply chain analysis and risk management.

Trace the unfolding scandal:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21403202
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21453370
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21449140
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21464052

Or view the hindsight summary (April 2013)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21335872

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