Horsemeat found in N Ireland

The Food Standards Agency tested meat being stored in a factory in Northern Ireland and found 80% horsemeat in two of the samples. The meat has not entered the food chain.

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Horsemeat traces found at second Irish food processor

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a second meat processing plant in Ireland has tested positive for traces of horsemeat.

The Silvercrest processing plant in Monaghan, part of the ABP group, was also found to have supplied products contaminated with horse Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It was confirmed that 75 per cent of equine DNA had been found, in raw ingredients at Rangeland Foods in Co Monaghan, just days after the ABP Food Group lost an estimated €45 million (£38 million) over the scandal.

Irish police have been called to aid inquiries, with a special team from the Department of Agriculture tasked to investigate.

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