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Food Standards
FSA investigates authenticity of meat products

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THE Food Standards Agency (FSA) has initiated a sampling programme to investigate the authenticity – that is, the content compared with the label's listed ingredients – of a range of meat products, following the identification of horse and pig DNA in some beef products.

The FSA stressed on January 18 that, on the basis of the evidence available, there was no food safety risk to consumers from the products involved. ‘There is nothing about horsemeat that makes it any less safe than other meat products,’ it said. It added that the beef burgers found to contain horse DNA had been tested …

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