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Horsemeat Labelled As Beef Found In Holland

Published on Jan 31 2014 9:33 AM in Retail

Horsemeat Labelled As Beef Found In Holland

Nearly one full year after the horsemeat scandal rocked the continent, a block on shipments in the Netherlands has been enforced after a new discovery.

The Dutch Foods and Wares Authority says it has "preventatively" blocked all shipments from a Dutch slaughterhouse after investigators found horsemeat in four shipments labelled as beef products on Wednesday. 

The agency did not identify the slaughterhouse, other than saying it was in the eastern province of Gelderland. It also said it could not tell from the slaughterhouse's records where the products containing horsemeat may have been shipped, The Associated Press reported.

It has blocked any movements of the products, which is estimated to be nearly 690 tons of meat, from the company's facilities and has given a deadline of 3 February to trace all meat sales between January 2012 and January 2014

Meanwhile, in the UK, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has reported no traces of horse DNA in its latest round of testing, announced yesterday.

© 2014 - European Supermarket Magazine by Enda Dowling

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