Horsemeat scandal linked to secret network of firms | UK news | The Observer
Basically, organised crime is conspiring to mislabel horse as beef and ship it into the EU. Makes you wonder what other food shockers we're in store for.Draap, which is owned by a trust in the British Virgin Islands tax haven, insists the meat it sold into France was labelled as horse. Spanghero says the meat arrived labelled "beef". Jan Fasen, who runs Draap and has denied any wrongdoing, was convicted last year of selling South American horsemeat as German and Dutch beef.
In a development that sheds light on the mysterious networks operating in the European food chain, it has emerged that Draap's sole director is an anonymous corporate services company called Guardstand, set up in 1996 and based in Limassol.
A 2011 joint report by the International Peace Information Service and TransArms, an organisation which researches arms shipments, produced evidence that Guardstand also owned a share in a business called Ilex Ventures, a connection that links the company to the global arms trade and Viktor Bout.
Like, when's the last time someone did a DNA test on Tesco chicken nuggets? Or the pepperoni on your pizza?