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London food business fined after sausages found to be 50% horse meat

A London food business has been fined £5,000 after a pork sausage was found to contain almost half horse meat.

Tests on the vacuum-packed Lukanka Chumerna product, which was on sale labelled as containing pork sausage meat, found it was actually 46% horse.

An Enfield food business has been fined after its sausages were found to be almost half horse meat Credit: Reuters

The products, manufactured in Bulgaria, were imported by Expo Foods Limited, based in Enfield, and were being sold at a shop in Dartford in Kent.

At Dartford Magistrates' Court yesterday, the company pleaded guilty to a charge under the Food Safety Act, and the product has now been withdrawn.

We are obviously concerned that this product was found on sale in Kent.

We are aware of the sensitivities amongst the public concerning eating horse meat and therefore feel our actions were necessary to ensure that they can have confidence that what they eat is accurately described."

– Richard Strawson, Kent County Council

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