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FSA Tests Show More Than 1 Percent Of Beef Products In UK Positive For Horse Meat

February 15, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
More than 1 percent of beef products tested were found positive for the presence of undeclared horse meat, according to the United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency. Results of the tests conducted as of February 15, 2013, also revealed the positive results were related to seven products already reported and dealt with, the FSA also said. All products that have been found positive for horse DNA tested negative for the veterinary drug phenylbutazone. Local authorities were also instructed by the FSA to conduct testing of meat products, as well as inspections of relevant meat processing plants and other food businesses across the country.
"FSA publishes industry test results on beef products", Food Standards Agency, February 15, 2013, © Food Standards Agency
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