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Horse Meat Sales from Iceland down after the Scandal

Last year consumers all over Europe were stunned that they had been eating horse, when they thought they were buying the finest beef. In the aftermath demand for Icelandic horse meat has gone down.

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Ágúst Andrésson, a manager at the meat processing plant of KS in Saudárkrókur told Morgunbladid that Eastern European demand for horse meat has closed and prices have fallen. The liveliest markets were in Russia and the price was higher there than in other markets.

Kristinn Gudnason, chairman of the Horse Farmers Society said: “It is obvious that some of our meat has been sold as beef. He says it can’t be a coincidence that certain buyers stopped buying after the horse meat scandal became public.

Exports of horsemeat had grown fast during the past few years because of increased Russian demand. For a while demand far exceeded supply. Now the reverse is true and horse farmers seek new markets.

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