Horsemeat Scandal Trial
Adam Payter is instructed in the first criminal prosecution relating to the 2013 horsemeat scandal. Following a Food Standards Agency investigation, it was discovered that Peter Boddy, a slaughterhouse owner, had failed to keep proper records when he sold 55 horses from his abattoir and accepted 17 animals. Mr Boddy stated that some of the horsemeat went to Italian restaurants. He was fined £8,000, plus legal costs. The slaughterhouse manager, David Moss, was given a four month suspended sentence for forging an invoice in February 2013 relating to the sale of horses.