OCCRP on 5th July reported that Romanian horse meat laced with cadmium made its way into European markets and a new investigation finds that the companies involved used counterfeit documents — issued by Romanian veterinarians overseen by food safety officials. In June, Italy raised an alert on meat imported from Belgium. The article says that this isn’t the first time such an alert has been issued. Nor is it the first time that the Belgian company has imported and resold bad horse meat from Romania. On 4 previous occasions, all in 2014, meat handled by the company was found to have unacceptably high cadmium levels. As a new investigation reveals, the companies in Belgium and Romania have on multiple occasions made use of counterfeit documents.