Investigation launched after horsemeat unfit for human consumption enters food chain

An investigation has been launched after it was discovered that horsemeat unfit for human consumption had entered the food chain, it has been reported.

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Organised crime gang trading in illegal horsemeat 'dismantled', says Europol

An organised crime groups trading in horsemeat unfit for human consumption has been 'dismantled', Europol stated today.

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Trio accused of passing off horsemeat as beef appear in UK court

Three men have appeared in court in the UK over allegations they passed horsemeat off as beef.

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Slaughterhouse boss and manager fined and jailed for role in horsemeat scandal

A slaughterhouse boss and his manager have been fined and jailed, respectively, after their conviction in connection with the horsemeat scandal.

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Court to make preliminary ruling in horsemeat scandal case

A preliminary High Court ruling is expected today in the case of a small meat processor who claims he was wrongly "hung out to dry" during the horse meat scandal.

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Horsemeat found in tinned beef in North

Horsemeat has been found in tinned beef sold in the North, it was revealed.

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British report into horsemeat scandal critical of authorities

Irish and British authorities have both been criticised for the slow pace of thier investigation into the horsemeat scandal.

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Horsemeat scandal to be revealed on TV

A new documentary series goes behind the scenes at frozen food giant Iceland as it deals with the fall-out from the horsemeat scandal.

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Horse meat scandal hits Tesco sales

Supermarket giant Tesco was left counting the cost of the horse meat scandal as it revealed falling UK sales after a slump in demand for frozen and chilled convenience food.

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Coveney hails 'speeded up' equine database plan

Plans to establish a new central equine database have been speeded up, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine revealed today.

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No horsemeat found in Irish beef; 5% of EU beef test positive

Test results on 50 samples of beef products in Ireland have all come back negative for horse DNA.

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Dept of Agriculture not expecting to find horsemeat in 50 tests

The Department of Agriculture has said it is not expecting any bad news from tests carried out on beef products here.

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Dutch recall of meat 'dates back more than two years'

The Netherlands is recalling 50,000 tons of meat that was sold as beef across Europe and possibly contains horsemeat, because the exact source of the meat cannot be established.

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Dutch authorities recall 50,000 tonnes of meat over horse DNA fears

Up to 50,000 tonnes of meat, sold as beef across Europe, is being recalled by Dutch food safety authorities.

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IKEA pulls moose lasagne after pork found

Furniture retailer IKEA says it has halted sales of moose lasagne, after traces of pork were found in a batch of the product.

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Slaughterhouse closes after 'selling meat from sick animals' accusation

Veterinary authorities have closed a slaughterhouse in central Poland on suspicion it was selling meat from sick animals and others that were dead before arriving for slaughter.

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Traces of horse meat found in three samples

Three samples of meat out of 1,228 tests have come back positive for traces of horse, food safety chiefs have revealed today.

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Horsemeat sold as 'diced beef' in the UK

Horsemeat weighing 40kg (88lb) has been sold to shoppers in the UK while wrongly labelled as beef, the country's Food Standards Agency said.

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Coveney: Horse passports system will be radically streamlined

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he intends to introduce a centralised system for issuing passports to horses.

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Horse slaughter house operations suspended in Offaly

It has been revealed that one of two plants that slaughter horses here has been suspended from operations following a Department of Agriculture inspection last Friday.

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Tesco finds horsemeat in meatloaf made in Northen Ireland

Tesco has withdrawn a line of frozen meatloaf made in Northern Ireland after tests revealed it contained between 2% and 5% horsemeat, it said tonight.

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Ikea to bring hot dogs back to their menu

Hot dogs will be back on the menu at Ikea from tomorrow morning.

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Birds Eye: Irish processor supplied meat used in two products

Birds Eye says an Irish processor supplied the meat used in two of its products which were found to have horse DNA in them.

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Food Safety Authority finds horsemeat in 29 of 957 samples

The Food Safety Authority has said that 29 out of 957 food samples they tested for horsemeat had horse DNA in them.

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Frozen burger sales fall 42% after horsemeat scandal

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published today for the 12 weeks ending 17 February, reveal the initial impact of January’s horsemeat scandal on consumer shopping habits.

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Poland finds horse DNA in 'beef'

Traces of horse DNA have been found in beef samples taken from three meat processors in Poland – the first acknowledgement that the country could be a source of the horsemeat that fraudulently ended up in products sold as beef across Europe.

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IKEA withdrawing hotdogs 'as precaution'

IKEA has this afternoon stopped the sale of its hotdogs as a precautionary measure pending the results of tests on all its meat products.

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Tesco denies reacting slowly to horsemeat scandal

Tesco has denied it was slow to respond to the horsemeat scandal.

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Buffalo, donkey and goat found in South Africa beef products

South African food is clear of horsemeat contamination, but it does have water buffalo, donkey and goat meat in mislabelled beef burgers and sausages.

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Frozen food sales in the UK hit by horsemeat scandal

Frozen burger sales are down by 43% and frozen ready meals by 13% in the wake of the horsemeat contamination scandal despite consumers suggesting they would be happy to eat the product in future, new figures from the UK suggest.

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Irish food safety testers 'got into fraudsters' heads' to uncover horsemeat scandal

The Head of the Food Safety Authority has said he is amazed at the breadth of the worldwide horsemeat scandal his organisation uncovered.

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Horsemeat found in Ikea meatballs

Furniture giant Ikea has stopped selling traditional meatballs in its Swedish store restaurants after horsemeat was discovered in a batch exported to the Czech Republic.

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Coveney: Europe focusing on collective response to horsemeat scandal

The Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney has said a collective response to the horsemeat crisis is the main focus at a meeting in Brussels.

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EU Farm Council hold meeting on labelling of meat

Decisions on compulsory labeling of all meat products will be the main topic of discussion at the Farm Council meeting in Brussels this morning.

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EU farm leaders to meet on horsemeat scandal

EU farm leaders are meeting in Brussels tomorrow to discuss the latest developments in the horsemeat scandal, including the investigation of an Irish meat plant in Tipperary.

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Mr Coveney described the factory as a "small scale" operation.

Gardaí investigate Tipperary plant over horsemeat

Gardaí are investigating a processing plant in Tipperary shut down after inspectors found it was exporting horsemeat under a Czech label which translated as beef.

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IFA: Ireland needs tougher laws on food labelling

The Irish Farmers Association is calling for tougher legislation in relation to the labelling of meat.

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Rabbitte: Fraudulent firms in horsemeat scandal should be punished

The Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has said that if fraud is found to be behind the latest twist in the horsemeat scandal, then those responsible will be punished.

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Cost of testing meat 'could hike prices'

A meat processing plant in Co. Tipperary remains closed today following the discovery that it was exporting horsemeat labelled as beef.

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Frozen beef off menu for Scottish councils

Scotland’s councils have been told not to use any frozen beef products after a burger containing horse DNA was found in a school kitchen.

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Tipperary meat plant suspends work after horse DNA find

Operations at the B&F Meats Plant in Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, have been suspended after the discovery of horse DNA.

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Govt announces new food fraud detection measures

The Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney has announced new measures for the detection of food fraud.

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Catering giant withdraws beef meals in UK

A catering giant that supplies food to schools, care homes and the armed forces has withdrawn beef from its UK sites after a frozen product tested positive for horse DNA.

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Birds Eye withdraws three beef products after horse DNA found in chilli con carne meal

Birds Eye is withdrawing three of its products from Irish supermarket shelves, after horse DNS found in chilli con carne.

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Horsemeat crisis spreads to Asia

The horse meat crisis has now spread to Asia - where an imported lasagne brand has been pulled from shelves in Hong Kong.

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Horsemeat found in Czech lasagne

The Czech Republic has become the latest country to detect horsemeat in food products labelled as beef in the widening European food labelling scandal, officials said today.

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Horsemeat crisis spreads to Asia

The horsemeat crisis has now spread to Asia where an imported lasagne brand has been pulled from shelves in Hong Kong.

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Iceland boss apologises for Irish remark

The boss of frozen foods supermarket chain Iceland has apologised for comments he made about “the Irish” in a current affairs programme on the horse meat scandal.

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Coveney: Horse meat issue exposed because of Ireland's vigilance

The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney is briefing his Cabinet colleagues on the latest developments in the horse meat controversy today.

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Germany plans tighter meat controls

Tighter controls on meat products and stronger penalties for companies that violate food-labelling rules are planned for Germany.

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Nestle suspends German deliveries after finding horse DNA

Nestle has said it is suspending deliveries supplied by a German firm after finding traces of horse DNA in its products.

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Horsemeat: Farmers 'are fall guys'

Farmers could end up the fall guys because of the horsemeat scandal in the North, it has been claimed.

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Lidl withdraws ready meals as horsemeat scandal spreads to Finland and Sweden

Lidl has withdrawn two ready meals suspected of containing horsemeat from its stores in Finland and Sweden.

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Greencore: Test results from Bristol plant 'negative'

Greencore says all results for products tested for equine DNA at its facility in Bristol in Britain have come up negative.

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Horse meat warning 'ignored' in UK

British government ministers were warned in 2011 that horse meat was illegally entering the human food chain, it was claimed.

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Greencore-made bolognese has 4.8% horse DNA

A bolognese sauce produced by Irish food group Greencore for Asda contained 4.8% horse DNA, according to test results released tonight.

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Tesco takes out press ads to reassure customers

Tesco has taken out advertisements in the national press today in an attempt to reassure customers over the horse meat scandal.

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More UK raids in horsemeat probe

Officials in Britain investigating the horse meat mis-labelling scandal will continue examining evidence today after three more plants were raided.

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Catering company withdraws Rangeland burgers from 40 Irish sites

Catering company Compass said today that Irish sites where it operates had been supplied with burgers from Rangeland - an Irish processor found to have had two consignments of meat with horse DNA.

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EU's top health official: No need to panic over horsemeat scandal

The EU's top health official has said there is no need to panic over the Europe-wide horsemeat scandal.

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