Horsemeat: Three UK sites entered as part of FSA meat fraud investigation

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced that there have been seizures of evidence in Hull and London, further to arrests made yesterday in Wales and West Yorkshire.

FSA officers entered three sites in England with the local authorities and police yesterday. One was in Hull and two in Tottenham. According to the FSA, computers and documentary evidence were removed from the premises, along with meat samples, which will be taken for testing.

Yesterday the FSA announced that three individuals had been arrested by the police on suspicion of fraud, as a result of the agency’s investigation into the use of horsemeat in the food chain. The FSA has said the investigation is live and still ongoing, but will not be making any further comments on the arrests.

The FSA website said: “The FSA has submitted a full file and evidence on this issue to Europol. The Agency has continued to provide information to Europol and this information has now been analysed by both Europol and law enforcement agencies in 35 countries – across Europe and elsewhere.”


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