Irish food factory shut after horsemeat discovery

A major food factory owned by one of Europe's biggest suppliers and processors has been shut in Ireland after horse DNA was found in frozen burgers in new tests two days ago.

ABP Food Group said the suspension of all production at the Silvercrest Foods plant in Co Monaghan was the "responsible course of action".

The firm said that, following new results from the Irish Department of Agriculture, it believes the source of the contaminated material is one supplier.

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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.