Ireland's Minister of Agriculture said that any companies involved in the production of beef burgers containing horsemeat would be named, The Irish Times reports.
Simon Coveney said "If there are inappropriate linkages here, we will highlight those" but stressed the government must wait until there was a "fuller picture" as there were multiple sources for some of the products.
The Minister was replying to a question from Sinn Féin spokesman Martin Ferris, who said it was very important that companies from the Netherlands and Spain be named.
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