New Meat Scandal: Donkey in South Africa Burgers
But hey, there's no horse in them!
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 26, 2013 10:16 AM CST
Who would want to eat this sweet donkey?   (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

(Newser) – If it's any consolation, South African food scientists did not find horse meat in the beef burgers and sausages they tested. What they did find, however, was water buffalo, donkey, and goat meat. A study published by three professors at Stellenbosch University found that 99 of 139 samples contained species not declared in the product label, with the highest incidence in sausages, burger patties, and deli meats. The study also found undeclared pork in 37% of products tested and chicken in 23%. The study's co-author says the "commonplace" mislabeling "poses economic, religious, ethical, and health impacts."

Copyright 2016 Newser, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. AP contributed to this report.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
New Meat Scandal: Donkey in South Africa Burgers is...
29%
17%
16%
6%
27%
5%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 33 comments
Pygmy_Rat
Feb 26, 2013 2:06 PM CST
Shrek must be behind this Donkey meat scandal!
BrushMan
Feb 26, 2013 2:01 PM CST
And why is there a picture of a man beating a hobbled donkey?
MattB
Feb 26, 2013 12:33 PM CST
I like wter buffalo & goat... donkey not too sure about.. I hear doney milk is really good for u? I was unaware that africans had a large farm animall selection..