There's a bit of a scandal in Europe due to horse meat being passed off as other kinds.

Imagine the shock in Iceland, where its 320,000 people list horse meat from its 100,000 horses as a chief export, when testing showed their meat pie didn't even have horse meat - it had no meat at all.

Iceland's Food and Veterinary Authority tested 16 products and found that a product labeled Italian lamb and beef meatballs contained no beef.  Well, okay, they always wanted to be European so that is a start. But in checking for traces of mislabeled horse meat in a meat pie they found "no signs of any DNA from any mammal."

Iceland stunned - no meat in 'beef pie' product, The New Age