Food Standards Agency: horse meat "not a health risk"

The Food Standards Agency have said:

"The FSA has been made aware of the survey results in which equine DNA was identified in some beef burgers and is working with the Food Safety Authority in the Republic of Ireland to investigate the issue.

"However, at this stage it is not believed to be a food safety risk.

We are aware that investigations are ongoing to ascertain how or why horse meat was used in the products."

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Horse meat burger concerns

The Food Safety Authority has found traces of horse DNA in beef burgers in the UK - one plant under investigation is Dalepak in Hambleton, North Yorkshire.