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Horsemeat scandal: EU launches immediate wider tests

Posted By yihan On February 15, 2013 @ 12:15 pm In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

BBC [1]
February 15, 2013

EU member states plan to start testing immediately for horse DNA in processed beef foods and to detect an illegal medicinal drug in horsemeat.

The decision came at a meeting of the EU Standing Committee on the Food Chain, focused on the horsemeat scandal involving 12 European states.

Horse DNA has been found in numerous processed beef frozen meals.

French supplier Spanghero apologised to UK consumers over the horsemeat, but denied selling it deliberately.

Norway and Austria are the latest two European countries to find horsemeat being sold as beef, discovering it in ready-to-eat meals.

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[1] BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21467989

[2] Now Tesco admits its bolognese is made of horsemeat: Supermarket giant reveals ‘Everyday Value’ dish contained up to 100% horseflesh: http://www.prisonplanet.com/now-tesco-admits-its-bolognese-is-made-of-horsemeat-supermarket-giant-reveals-everyday-value-dish-contained-up-to-100-horseflesh.html

[3] Horsemeat Scandal Goes Global As World’s Largest Food Maker Pulls Tainted Pasta From Spain And Italy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/horsemeat-scandal-goes-global-as-worlds-largest-food-maker-pulls-tainted-pasta-from-spain-and-italy.html

[4] Horsemeat found in British supermarkets ‘may be donkey’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/horsemeat-found-in-british-supermarkets-may-be-donkey.html

[5] Disturbing: Burger King Admits Burgers Contain Horsemeat: http://www.prisonplanet.com/disturbing-burger-king-admits-burgers-contain-horsemeat.html

[6] Food Company Admits Lasagne Contained 100% Horse Meat & Drugs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/food-company-admits-lasagne-contained-100-horse-meat-drugs.html

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