The horse meat scandal of four years ago faded with surprisingly little known about what happened. All over Europe and in the United States, horse meat was being sold as beef and other forms of meat, usually in a mixture of meat in processed food. There were months of disclosures in Europe as retailers, factories, and authorities looked into the matter. It is anyone’s guess how much mislabeled horse meat was sold in the United States because the USDA denied that such a thing was possible and never looked into it.
Hundreds of people in at least a dozen countries had to have been involved in the misselling of horse meat, but it is only now that three people (yes, only three) have been indicted. At The Guardian: