The identification of beef products contaminated with horsemeat and the discovery of phenylbutazone in a small number of horse carcasses intended for the food chain has ignited concerns about beef safety in the EU.
The Ministry of Justice is suspending one of the suppliers of meat to prisons. The halal pies and pasties from halal certificated supplier was found to be contaminated with traces of non-halal meat. 
Under Islamic law, Muslims are strictly forbidden to eat pork, as is the consumption of meat which has not been slaughtered in a way that is prescribed under their dietary requirements. Authorities admit that it is distressing for Muslims to have food served in prison labelled as Halal.
The dioxin scandal in European eggs in early 2011 is being followed by new dioxin-like PCB tainted eggs found in Germany. The source of the 2011 poison was tracked back to fatty acids of the production of bioDiesel which were illegally added to the feed of hens. However, no source is known which might have caused the 2012 PCBs which poisoned organic eggs of North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany and conventional free range farms in Lower Saxony/Germany. PCBs levels in eggs were found to be six times the permitted limit.
OPERA reported in September 2011 that neutrinos generated at CERN in their laboratory in Switzerland were detected at Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy speeding the 730 kilometres distance between both labs 60 nanoseconds faster than light might travel such distance, contradicting the theory of relativity of Einstein. 
The initiative The “Threaded publications” initiative by BioMed Central aims to increase transparency in science communication and enhance the discoverability of evidence-based health information. The initiative addresses the current problem of disconnected articles relating to a specific clinical trial, and sound research failing to be published, aiming to make threaded publications interoperable between multiple journals and publishers. 
In Bavaria, Germany, 25 farms were closed off in mid January 2012 after urine of pigs tested positive for chloramphenicol, an important antibiotic. Officials found that feed supplied to pig farms by the Bavarian dairy factory Ehrmann contained the antibiotic.
Approximately half of importers and distributors of medical equipment in the Kingdom are unlicensed, according to a Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) official. According to Saleh Al-Tayar, a member of the SFDA, the Saudi medical market was a testing ground for various medical products as there was no system to regulate it until four years ago.