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Donkey burgers join meat mislabeling party!

Donkey Burgers
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Did somebody say "donkey burgers?"
AfricaPublished This article is more than 2 years old.

It’s official. No one in the world has any idea what they are eating.

First the hidden horsemeat brouhaha broke in Britain and has metastasized across the continent. Just last week we learned that tuna tins in the US are pretty likely to be crammed with mystery fishies.

And now South Africa is facing a meat-mislabeling scandal of its own. The Associated Press reports:

South African food scientists say there is water buffalo, donkey and goat meat in mislabeled South African foods including beef burgers and sausages. 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.

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