No further horsemeat contamination, FSA says
Published:  08 October, 2013

The latest round of industry testing on beef products found no further cases of horsemeat contamination, the FSA has confirmed.

In its second quarterly report on industry DNA testing, the FSA published 9,588 new test results – 7,402 of which were submitted by ABP Food Group. The Agency said that no products had tested positive for horsemeat or horse DNA at or above the 1% reporting threshold.

Catherine Brown, FSA chief executive, said: ‘We have continued to work with industry and local authorities since the previous set of results were published, and there has been ongoing co-operation from the food industry. This second report finds that all results are negative for horsemeat/DNA at the 1% level.”

Since testing began in February, a total of 32,404 beef products have been tested by the UK industry. Of these, 47 have tested positive for horsemeat/DNA at or above the reporting threshold.

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