The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has set out a four point plan for its investigation into the discovery of horse DNA in beef burger products, Environment Minister David Heath has said.
The FSA will:
- Continue its urgent review - the retailers named in the survey have been asked to provide comprehensive information on the findings by the end of Friday.
- Explore further the methodology used by the survey to understand the factors that may have led to cases of cross-contamination.
- Consider whether any legal action is appropriate following the investigation.
- Work with local and central Government on a UK-wide study of food authenticity in processed meat products.
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