(London, England) Headlining the news are reports of horse meat being sold as processed beef.
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is to hold a horse meat summit with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and retailers - after it emerged Findus beef lasagnes may have been contaminated since August.It also has been alleged that pig DNA has been found in marketed beef products. Reportedly,:
The frozen food company reiterated its apology as the FSA ordered firms to carry out tests on all processed beef foods.
Mr Paterson said investigations into how beef products had been contaminated with horse meat were ongoing but "the evidence so far suggests... it's either criminal activity or gross negligence".
"In Ireland, it is not in our culture to eat horsemeat and therefore, we do not expect to find it in a burger," Prof Reilly added.OK
"Likewise, for some religious groups or people who abstain from eating pig meat, the presence of traces of pig DNA is unacceptable."