It's difficult to make this up. A report says that meat sold in Sweden as beef is actually pork that has been dyed and made to look like beef.

"In Sweden it's difficult to tell how much [doctored meat] there is and we don't know if it has all been sold".

"The pigmentation of beef is different - this meat is red, but seems not so well dyed in parts, so maybe it was injected with needles." 

"If needles were used to inject the dye then bacteria could have been transferred from the meat's surface to the interior, increasing the risk of food poisoning."

You just hope this isn't happening anywhere else, though chances are that it is. And pregnant women beware because coloring could be dangerous to the developing fetus too.


Sweden issues alert as pork dyed as beef