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Tests of Beef Burger Samples Fail to Find Horse DNA

29 January 2013

UK - Results of tests conducted on samples taken by North Yorkshire Trading Standards from the Dalepak plant involve on the discovery of horse and pig DNA in beef burgers found no traces of horse or pig meat.

Dalepak is one of the plants that was named by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland as having supplied beef burgers to retailers that contained traces of horse and pork DNA.

North Yorkshire Trading Standards focused on the burger product lines implicated in the survey carried out by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

They took seven samples, comprising all the meat being used currently in the production of these lines from the factory, which is part of the ABP group.

The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) said that neither horse nor pork DNA was detected in any of these samples.

Investigations continue into the origin of the horse and pork DNA detected in some Dalepak products produced in 2012.

This is part of the four-point action plan published by the FSA on 16 January.

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