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FSA raids premises for horsemeat scandal

Updated on February 26, 2013
"The discovery of horsemeat in processed beef products has resulted in a series of product recalls and thrown the spotlight on the food industry's supply chain. It has also inspired a stricter food
"The discovery of horsemeat in processed beef products has resulted in a series of product recalls and thrown the spotlight on the food industry's supply chain. It has also inspired a stricter food | Source

The West Yorkshire and DyfredPowys police with the Food Standards Agency have entered at Peter Boddy Licensed Slaughterhouse, Tormorden in West Yorkshire and Farmbox Meats Ltd, Landre, Aberystwyth in West Wales.

They have found out that both plants were using illegal labelling of meat products as beef for kebab and burgers.

The director of FSA has suspended both plants immediately and detained all the meat found and seized paperwork, including customer lists from the two companies while their investigations continue.

Andrew Rhodes, FSA Director of Operations said: “I ordered an audit of all horse producing abattoirs in the UK after this issue first arose last month.”

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said that defrauding the public by passing off horsemeat as beef is “absolutely shocking and totally unacceptable”.

He said: “I expect the full force of the law to be brought down on anyone involved in this kind of activity.”


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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      When i heard about this on CNN, i was shocked. Horses are such beautiful animals, how could anyone be so heartless? Thank you...

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