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Breaking horsemeat scandal allegations

01 November 2013

The Food Standards Agency has announced that a batch of canned sliced beef which was found to contain horse DNA has been withdrawn from sale at two chains in the UK.

Home Bargains and Quality Save stores in the UK have been ordered by the FSA to remove 320g packs which were described on the label as ‘Food Hall Sliced Beef in Rich Gravy’ and contained between 1% and 5% horse DNA. This product was manufactured in Romania in January 2013. 
 
Its presence was identified during routine testing carried out by Lincolnshire County Council trading standards officers but tested negative for the presence of the veterinary painkiller phenylbutazone, known as 'bute'.

The cans were withdrawn, the FSA said, because horsemeat was not identified in the ingredients list.

While the affected batch - which had a 'best before' date of January 2016 and a code of 13.04.C - has been withdrawn from sale, the FSA said customers who had bought any cans could return them to the store of purchase.

These fresh horsemeat scandal allegations highlight the complexity of this European-wide issue and the importance of traceability across the entire food supply chain.


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