Horse meat scandal

Another firm in our region has been drawn into the horse meat scandal. Paragon Quality Foods, in Doncaster is now testing all its products after a burger it sold to hotel and pub giant Whitbread was find to contain horse DNA.

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Number of people who have eaten horse meat unknown

It is unlikely the exact number of people in the UK who have unwittingly eaten

horse meat will ever be known, the chief executive of the Food Standards Agency

(FSA) has conceded.

Catherine Brown said that testing was the right way to address the issue, and

said the focus would be on areas of higher risk.

But she admitted that how many people who had unknowingly eaten horse meat was

likely to be impossible to ascertain.

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