Farmers challenge supermarkets to raise standards after tests show horse meat imported from PolandSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 14:23
Farmers challenge supermarkets to raise standards after tests show horse meat imported from Poland
Farmers leaders have called on supermarkets to stop the “race to the bottom” in standards as it emerged that the horse meat used in beef burgers was imported from Poland.
By Duncan Gardham5:22PM GMT
27 January 2013
Meat from the Silvercrest processing plant in County Monaghan, Ireland was supplied to food companies including Tesco, which withdrew all products supplied by them from sale.
Simon Coveney, the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, said tests had produced a “major breakthrough” in the investigation into how the horse meat entered the food chain.
The result showed significant levels of equine DNA in imported “raw material” from Poland, amounting to 20 per cent horse DNA content relative to beef.