The furore surrounding the mislabelling of meat products in Europe has
now also reached South Africa’s shores, with a recent study finding that
99 of 139 meat samples from South African wholesalers and retailers
contained species not declared in the product label. The samples
included donkey, goat and water buffalo meat. The research institutions
responsible for the report also published a 2012 study into
mislabelling in the seafood industry, which revealed that the practice is widespread in South Africa.