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Supermarkets horsemeat scare

Waitrose has become the latest supermarket to pull beef burgers from its selves in the horsemeat scare. The Food Standards Agency is investigating the discovery of horse DNA in beef burger products.

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Ireland has 'probably best food safety system in world'

Ireland's Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, said his department was investigating how traces of horse DNA made their way into beef burgers made at two processing plants in the country. He said Ireland has "probably" the best food safety system in the world:

"I have sent my vets in, they have been going through papers and interviewing management to establish the facts. [...] So we are establishing the facts, we probably have the best traceability and food safety system in the world"

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