FSA: Horsemeat probe focuses on European suppliers

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) says its investigation into the horsemeat beef burger scandal is focusing on European suppliers who sent their products to the companies that made the burgers for the supermarkets.

The FSA in Ireland found 10 beef burger products contained horse DNA.
The FSA in Ireland found 10 beef burger products contained horse DNA. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The FSA says their colleagues in Ireland found one sample that was positive for horse DNA in raw materials sent from Europe to the Silvercrest processing plant in Ireland.

The FSA is now looking to see if raw materials supplied to the Dalepak plant in Yorkshire from Europe are also contaminated - and whether the two plants have the same European suppliers.

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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.