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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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Food Standards Agency announces new burger tests

A few MPs are intending to ask questions about whether food checks have been neglected in the public spending cuts.

However, the officials told me they "are about level" with tests in previous times - though it is clear that the DNA tests done in the Irish republic are expensive.

There is no regulatory requirement for food firms to conduct there own - indeed since 2000 there has been an ethos of self-regulation with firms told to keep their own internal audits.

Click here for the full details of how UK officials intend to check on burgers.

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